Researcher biography

I am a senior research fellow at the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre within the UQ Child Health Research Centre in the Faculty of Medicine. My research spans three key areas: (1) parenting, transition to parenting, and parenting intervention, (2) neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and prematurity and (3) acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and related therapies. I am especially passionate about the application of ACT to parenting. I am the author of Becoming Mum, a self-help book for the transition to motherhood grounded in ACT and the first author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy the Clinician's Guide for Supporting Parents.