Training team


Leader Tuning in to Kids

Sophie Havighurst is the leader of Tuning in to Kids and a program author of the Tuning in to Kids® suite of programs. She is a child clinical psychologist and a Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Sophie completed a degree in clinical psychology at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1998 before moving to Australia to undertake a PhD at the University of Melbourne, which she completed in 2003. This provided her with the theoretical, methodological and practical foundations for the work on Tuning in to Kids® – the original parenting program that she developed in collaboration with Ann Harley.

Sophie is the Principal Researcher for the Tuning in to Kids research team and provides supervision to postgraduate students as well as other researchers and professionals around the world who are evaluating the program in a range of settings and with different populations. In 2018-2019 she worked at the University of Oslo, Norway, where she is now an honorary research fellow. She also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice.


Research manager

Christiane is currently Research Manager for the Tuning in to Kids® suite of programs and co-author of Tuning in to Kids®, Tuning in to Teens®, Tuning in to Toddlers™ and the Whole School Approach. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2014, where her research involved the pilot trial and subsequent development of the Tuning in to Teens® program, as well as the first randomised control trial which established the efficacy of this program for parents of pre-adolescents. She was Project Manager for the second evaluation of that program and for the trial of the Tuning in to Toddlers™ program. More recently she has adapted Tuning in to Teens® for use as a Whole School Approach for teachers, parents, and students.
In addition to her role as Research Manager, Christiane is an accredited facilitator trainer for the entire Tuning in to Kids® suite of programs, and provides supervision and consultation to professional trainees, parents and teachers.

ANN HARLEY (BA, Dip Teach, Grad Dip Ed, M Ed)

Program consultant

Ann is the co-creator of the original Tuning in to Kids® parenting program with Sophie Havighurst and co-author of the Tuning in to Kids® program manual. She is a teacher, sociologist, parent educator and counsellor with over 40 years’ experience in parent education and support. She has worked with parents and carers in a variety of community and cultural settings and consulted with parent education professionals at a local, state and international level. This practical experience in the field was one of the central elements in the development of the Tuning in to Kids® program and was further developed in 2012 when she undertook a qualitative study with a sub-set of parents from the first Tuning in to Teens® research trial, for her Master of Education.  This study in particular provided her and the Tuning in to Kids team with additional practical and theoretical ideas for the development of the Tuning in to Teens® program and manual as well as for Dads Tuning in to Kids™ and Tuning in to Toddlers™.

Ann is now a Program Consultant for the Tuning in to Kids® suite of programs, having retired in 2020. She continues to contribute to program development and dissemination.

Ros June

(B Psych, Grad Dip Ed, B Visual Arts)


A psychologist and teacher, Ros has worked across a range of mental health, community and education settings, both nationally and internationally. She has delivered training for Tuning in to Kids® and Tuning in to Teens® facilitators for many years, and emotion-focused, trauma-informed professional learning for settings ranging from early childhood centres through to secondary schools.

She is now Clinical Lead in Mindful’s Tuning in Online Programs (TOP) project, a service that brings parenting resources, phone support and online group programs to Victorian parents and carers.

Jo McInnes

(BA Psychology Hons)


Jo is a Psychologist with 17 years’ experience in mental health both in the public and private sectors. She has worked as a Senior Clinician and Clinical Specialist for under 12’s in child and youth mental health for the past 11 years.

Jo joined Mindful – Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health in 2022, and works across the Tuning in to Kids® team and the Workforce Training and Development team, which delivers training such as the Developmental Psychiatry Course and the Mindful Introductory Course.

Jo trained in Tuning in to Kids® and Tuning in to Teens® in 2013 and has run groups in both school and clinical settings. She is now also working with the team to train new facilitators in these programs. Jo has a strong interest in working with parents and is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on parental reflective function and emotion socialisation in children.

Gianna Mazzone

(Adv Dip Gestalt Therapy, Cert Steiner Ed (Child & Family Studies))


With over 25 years’ experience working in the welfare sector as well as her own private practice, Gianna is committed to contributing to the growth of strong and healthy individuals, families and communities. She has extensive experience in the delivery of parenting support and psycho-educational programs and therapeutic services to a variety of communities as well as providing supervision to professionals working in these settings.

Gianna’s diverse experience has seen her provide informed counsel to LGBTIQ, CaLD and Aboriginal communities. She has been delivering the Tuning in to Kids® suite of programs since 2012 and feels privileged to join the team of trainers.

Anthony Woodruff

(BA Social Work, MA Clinical Family Therapy)


Anthony has delivered Tuning in to Kids® since 2013, and co-facilitated Dads Tuning in to Kids™ research project groups in 2013-2015 as part of the first randomised controlled trial. He has a special interest in working with men and fathers delivering parenting education, counselling and support services, and provided training and implementation support for the Movember Dads Tuning in to Kids™ project in 2023.

Elfin Berwick


Elfin has delivered Tuning in to Kids®, Tuning in to Teens® and Dads Tuning in to Kids™ for over 10 years in research settings, clinical settings, education settings and private settings. She provided training and implementation support for the Movember Dads Tuning in to Kids™ project in 2023.

Elfin is a registered psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has a long-standing interest in working with people who have experienced difficult early relationships and trauma, both within institutions and within the context of family relationships. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults.

Clare Wilson

(BA Hons in Educational Studies)


Clare has worked across both community and education settings within the UK initially in early years and then across both primary and secondary education settings.  She has accumulated over 35 years’ experience of working within children, young people and family services as a parent educator, family support worker, foster carer, training provider and designated safeguarding lead.

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