I completed my undergraduate and PhD degrees in psychology at the University of New England (UNE) Australia. In my PhD I applied social psychological models to teachers' knowledge of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their attitudes towards teaching children with ADHD.
During my post-graduate years I taught psychology at Southern Cross University and at UNE. After completing my PhD I held a research position at the Centre for Children and Young People at SCU for three years, prior to commencing my position at CSU in February 2016.
My research takes an interdisciplinary approach that bridges psychology and education. I have a particular interest in children with behavioural and emotional difficulties and their right to a quality education. My PhD was entitled: Forming Strong Attitudes: Teachers' Attitudes toward Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. My research at CSU is now focused on extending this work to include student perspectives of school.
After completing my PhD I held a research position at the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University where I worked with an interdisciplinary team on international, national and local research projects, including: