Donna Cross is the Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Health at Edith Cowan University's Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Western Australia. Donna has an international profile in school health promotion intervention research and is a renowned campaigner for the wellbeing of children and young people.
She has also made significant research contributions in the areas of aggression, bullying (including cyber bullying), drug use, cigarette smoking, child abuse, HIV and road safety. While much of this research was conducted in Australia she has also been involved in youth-based research throughout the USA, South Africa, Canada, and Japan.
Many of her professional activities are directed towards knowledge transfer from research evidence to practice.