Dr Nike Franke

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), University of Auckland; Master of Science in Education and Child Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Bachelor of Science in Educational Sciences, Leiden University, the Netherlands

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Biography

Nike Franke is research fellow at the Liggins Institute, in the Faculty of Medical and Health Science, where she is undertaking assessments and research projects within the programme “Assessing the impact of maternal and perinatal interventions on life-long health”. Previously, Nike worked as a lecturer and research fellow in the faculty of Education and Social work, with a main focus on family psychology, child development, and early intervention (parenting, ADHD, executive functioning). Her expertise lies in qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies and mixed methods designs.

Research | Current

Research interests:

  • Early intervention
  • Normal and abnormal child development
  • Executive functioning
  • Self-control development
  • ADHD
  • Parenting
  • Consumer engagement

Teaching | Current

Teaching | Previous

  • 2018, 2016 - EDUC 221 Child Development
  • 2018, 2016 - EDUC 742 Developmental Psychology
  • 2016-2018 - EDUC 113 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development
  • 2016-2017 - EDUC 352 Adolescence

Postgraduate supervision

  • Darren Dai, PhD thesis (ongoing) - The role of executive function in mid-childhood achievement
  • Youngzie Lee, PhD thesis (ongoing) -  Korean parents of children with a developmental disability: Parenting practices, programme preferences, and programme effectiveness
  • Ripi Kaur, PhD thesis (ongoing) - Parent involvement, father-adolescent relationships, and adjustment of adolescents in Indian immigrant families in New Zealand
  • Yun Wei, PhD thesis (2020) - Parenting programme preferences and effectiveness of Group Triple P with Chinese immigrant parents of primary school-aged children

Distinctions/Honours

2013  Harriette Jenkins Award, New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional societies

  • 2012 - 2019 - Member of the Parenting Research Group, University of Auckland
  • 2012 - current - Triple P level 4 practitioner, member of Triple P International
  • 2012 - 2018 - Member of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (NZFGW)
  • 2009 - current - VIPP-SD practitioner (Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline)

Service

  • 2018, 2019 - Ad hoc reviewer for a range of educational and psychology journals
  • 2013 - Elected chair of the Faculty of Education PGSA, New Members Officer, Research Committee member, University of Auckland
  • 2013 - Faculty of Education Postgraduate Committee, University of Auckland
  • 2013 - Secretary PGSA at Faculty of Education, University of Auckland

Other

  • 2019 - 2020 - Te Papa Reo 1-year course, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
  • 2016 - Teaching Catalyst course, University of Auckland
  • 2016 - Supervision workshops, University of Auckland
  • 2013 - Tutoring workshop, University of Auckland

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Keown, L. J., Franke, N., & Triggs, C. M. (2020). An Evaluation of a Classroom-Based Intervention to Improve Executive Functions in 4-Year Old Children in New Zealand. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JOURNAL, 48 (5), 621-631. 10.1007/s10643-020-01023-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Keown, L. J., Sanders, M. R., Franke, N., & Shepherd, M. (2018). Te Whānau Pou Toru: A randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a culturally adapted low intensity variant of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program for indigenous Māori families in New Zealand. Prevention Science, 19 (7), 954-965. 10.1007/s11121-018-0886-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Keown, L. J., Franke, N., & Kaur, R. (2018). Role of fathers in supporting children’s development. In M. R. Sanders, A. Morawska (Eds.) Handbook of parenting and child development across the lifespan (pp. 121-142). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-94598-9_6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Franke, N. (2016). Evaluation of an online parenting program for parents of hyperactive/inattentive pre-schoolers. Paper presented at 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Melbourne, Australia. 22 June 2016 - 25 June 2015.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Franke, N., Keown, L. J., & Sanders, M. R. (2016). An RCT of an online parenting program for parents of preschool-aged children with ADHD symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders10.1177/1087054716667598
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Franke, N., Keown, L., & Sanders, M. (2015). A mixed-method evaluation of an online parenting programme for parents of hyperactive/inattentive preschool children. Paper presented at 19th Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA), Wellington, New Zealand. 8 July - 11 July 2015.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Franke, N., Keown, L. J., & Sanders, M. (20/3/2015). A randomized controlled trial of Triple P Online for parents of hyperactive/ inattentive pre-schoolers. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Louise Keown
  • Franke, N. (2015). A randomized controlled trial evaluating an online parenting programme for parents of preschool-aged children with hyperactive/inattentive behaviour difficulties The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28020

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M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 2, Room 269
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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