Professor Matt Sanders

 

Matt Sanders is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre, University of Queensland, Australia.

Over four decades, Professor Sanders has built an international reputation for conducting outstanding research that has been translated into simple and practical programmes which address childhood behaviour problems and promote stronger families.

Professor Sanders’ Triple P parenting system has now helped approximately three million children and their families around the world. It is used in more than 20 countries and has been translated into 17 languages. More than 55,000 practitioners have been trained it its delivery.

Professor Sanders is the author of more than 200 publications, including more than 170 peer-reviewed articles, and has written or co-written 12 books, including the popular Every Parent: A Positive Approach to Children’s Behaviour. His work has inspired three international TV series, including the UK’s high-rating Driving Mum and Dad Mad .

Professor Sanders has consulted and advised governments at senior policy levels in Australia, Canada, the UK, Eire, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Iran, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation and is Expert Consultant on Positive Parenting to the Council of Europe. In 2006 he met and discussed policy with the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, shortly before the Home Office launched a national parenting initiative which included Triple P.

Professor Sanders is also a compelling communicator who readily shares his knowledge with parents who have no background in behavioural science. He writes regular newspaper columns and is a sought-after family commentator on radio and TV.

He is married to Trish and they have two adult children, Emma and Ben.