Diana Smart

Diana Smart

Senior Research Fellow
BA(Hons) (Melb), MA (Melb), DipEd (UNSW)

Dr Diana Smart is a psychologist who joined the Institute in 2000. Diana is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute with responsibility for the Building a New Life in Australia and Pathways of Care studies. She previously held responsibility for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and has also had a 25 year association with the Australian Temperament Project.  Prior to this, Diana conducted research for the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Education Unit and the Victorian Education Department's Curriculum and Research Branch, and was a Lecturer in Psychology at Rusden State College (now part of Deakin University).  Diana's research interests include child and youth development and transitions, pathways across time, and vulnerability and the fostering of resilience.