Researcher biography

I a senior research fellow at the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre within the School of Medicine and an honorary research rellow at the School of Psychology. My research spans three key areas: (1) parenting and parenting intervention, (2) contextual cognitive beahvioural therapies including acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion, and (3) neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and prematurity. I am especially passionate about the application of contextual cognitive beahvioural therapies to parenting. I am the author of a self-help book suporting women through the transition to motherhood called Becoming Mum. I work in partnership with the not-for-profit organistion Possums, developing and testing innovative and interdiscplinary solutions to post birth care.