Dr. Boyes is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Curtin University and an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow (National Health and Medical Research Council). His research interests span health, developmental, and clinical psychology, with the overarching aim of understanding how both individual difference, as well as social and community-related variables, are related to psychological, social, educational, and health-related outcomes across the life-span. He is particularly interested in individual differences in cognitive and self-regulatory processes (such as appraisal, coping, and emotion regulation) and their potential links with emotional vulnerability. He has an ongoing collaboration with Prof. Lucie Cluver (Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford) on projects examining the psychosocial impacts of HIV/AIDS on South African children. Dr Boyes is an Academic Editor at PeerJ and an Editorial Board Member at Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. He is currently conducting research in three broad areas: 1) Mental health and well-being among children with reading and literacy difficulties; 2) Emotional experience, emotion regulation, and non-suicidal self-injury; 3) Psychosocial impacts of HIV/AIDS.