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University awards Triple P’s founder

Triple P’s Professor Matt Sanders has been honored at the University of Queensland’s inaugural Top Five Innovators awards held in Brisbane, Australia.

Professor Sanders, who is Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University, was named one of the University’s Top Five Innovators, in recognition of the impact his Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has had on communities throughout the world.

The Top Five Innovators awards, along with the Top Five Inventors awards, were presented to UQ researchers whose efforts optimized the benefits of quality research.

UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj said the winners were not only excellent researchers, but had also been able to translate research outcomes into benefits for society.

“They demonstrate the tremendous economic, social and sustainability potential that can be realized when outstanding researchers work with partners in private industry, government and communities.”

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, which began life as Professor Sanders’ doctoral thesis more than 35 years ago, now has an evidence base of more than 100 international trials and studies.  The Triple P program is being delivered in more than 20 countries throughout the world and has helped millions of children and their families.

Read more about the University of Queensland awards on the UQ News Online website.