Childhoods lost: Understanding the emotional burden of child abuse in teens


Dr Deepthi Lyer – Dr Deepthi Iyer (MBBS, FRACGP, PhD) is a general practitioner in Melbourne with a special interest in family violence and mental health. Her PhD through the University of Melbourne explored Australian young women’s perceptions of dating and dating violence.

Jacqueline Kuruppu – Jacqueline is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her greatest passion is improving the children’s health and well-being. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine and the University of Melbourne in 2016, majoring in Human Structure and Function. Using this knowledge, she commenced an Honours year researching child abuse in 2017. Jacqueline published this research and decided to pursue her findings through a PhD.

Facilitated by:

Dr Bianca Forrester, has lived and worked in the Geelong community for 15 years. She is a senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne and is also a lecturer at Deakin’s School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, she runs several communities of practice on issues including COVID care, family violence and youth mental health.


This webinar was recorded on 11 October 2022.