Dr Gavin Hazel is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge that helps children, families, and the professionals who support them. Gavin’s work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed resources, practices, and professional education.
Gavin holds an honours degree in Education, a master’s degree in Educational Studies and a PhD in Educational Psychology. He is an experienced education and capability development professional, specialising in the area of child and youth mental health, wellbeing, and resilience.
Gavin is well regarded for his in depth knowledge and understanding of learning and development, mental health promotion, knowledge translation, resource development, and research.
Gavin has worked as a lecturer in teacher education, a research academic, a senior research scientist and a mental health projects manager. He holds a conjoint appointment with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.
Gavin leads a multidisciplinary team who work on building the capacity of professionals through practical programs, resources and polices to support children and families. This team most recently developed the Connections national resource for early childhood educators.