Dr Lyra L'Estrange
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Dr Lyra L’Estrange’s research and teaching in trauma aware education contributes to redefining support systems for children and adolescents living with the outcomes of complex trauma. Lyra uses her research experience in public health to translate behavioural neuroscience developments into the education space, supporting educators in their understanding of how learning and development is affected by complex trauma.
Lyra has worked with parents, schools and community groups since 2014 in delivering trauma-informed parent education. At QUT, she currently teaches undergraduate and post-graduate units in trauma aware education and child and adolescent development.
Lyra’s current research projects employ both quantitative and qualitative research methods and are centred around preparing pre-service teachers for diversity in classrooms, the resolution of complex trauma through trauma-aware education, and the role of Guidance Counsellors in building trauma awareness in schools.more...