BA (hons), PhD (Qld)

Professor Patricia Noller is former Director of the University of Queensland Family Centre. She specialises in research into marital and family relationships and communication. She is Past President of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships (1998-2000).

Her recent research has focused on:

  • sibling relationships and parental favouritism
  • marital and parent-child conflict in families with adolescents
  • the transition to parenthood from an attachment perspective
  • sibling relationships during the separation/divorce of the parents
  • comparison and competition in sibling relationships.
  • Founding Editor, Personal Relationships: Journal of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships
  • Advisory Board, Children's Commission, QLD.

  • Patricia Noller and J. A. Feeney (eds.) (2002) Understanding marriage: Developments in the study of marital interaction. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • P. Noller (2001) Using standard content methodology to assess nonverbal sensitivity in dyads, In Interpersonal sensitivity: Theory, measurement and applications. J. A. Hall, and F. Bernieri (eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Roberts, N. D. and Noller, P. (2001) The observation of marital interaction, In The new handbook of language and social psychology. W. P. Robinson and H. Giles (eds.). Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • Feeney, J. A., Hohaus, L., Noller, P. and Alexander, R. (2001) Becoming parents: Exploring the bonds between mothers, fathers and their infants. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Noller, P., Feeney, J. A. and Blakeley-Smith, A. (2001) Handling pressures for change in marriage: Making attributions for relationship dialectics, In Attribution, communication behavior and close relationships. V. Manusov and J. H. Harvey (eds.). New York: Cambridge Univeristy Press.
  • Noller, P., Feeney, J. A. and Peterson, C. (2001) Personal Relationships across the Lifespan. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.