Professor Alan Ralph has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland since July 2001. In 2002 he was appointed Principal Research Fellow at the University's Parenting and Family Support Centre.
He is Chair of the Scientific and Professional Advisory Group for the University's world-acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program and Director of Training and Standards for the Australian Psychological Society.
Alan's clinical research has centered on establishing effective methods of improving the interpersonal skills of adolescent and pre-adolescent children and their parents.
He obtained his BA (Honours) in Psychology in 1981, his Masters of Applied Psychology in 1982 and his PhD in 1989, all from Murdoch University in Western Australia.
Before joining the University of Queensland faculty, Alan was Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic at James Cook University in Townsville for six years and a lecturer in psychology and Director of the Applied Psychology Clinic at Murdoch University in Perth for six years.
Alan and his wife Wendy, who is also a psychologist, have two children.His favourite pastimes are sailing, bushwalking and playing and composing folk and blues music. Alan plays the guitar, mandolin and banjo.