Autism Queensland has a dynamic research and development department. Our aim is to promote evidence-informed, high quality practice at Autism Queensland. We provide reviews of current evidence to inform Autism Queensland programs and conduct research that aims to inform future directions of programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Our Senior Occupational Therapist and Senior Speech Pathologist provide regular supervision of all our therapists to ensure that they have a sound understanding of evidence-informed practice and opportunities to reflect on practice and explore relevant intervention options.
Dr Jill Ashburner - Manager, Research and Development
Ms Natasha Bobir – Research Assistant
Dr Caitlin Taggart – Lead Occupational Therapist
Ms Karly Green - Lead Speech Pathologist
Ms Tanya Kunzler - Leader Psychologist
COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LIVING WITH AUTISM
Autism Queensland played a key role in the development of a bid for a Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) and is an essential participant in the CRC. Dr Jill Ashburner, Manager Research and Development is currently leading a number of projects that have been funded by the Autism CRC. Read more ►
RESEARCH PROGRAMS AT AUTISM QUEENSLAND
Autism Queensland is currently involved in a number of research programs around the education of children on the autism spectrum, sensory processing issues, current practices and professional development of occupational therapists supporting people on the spectrum; family-centred practice; and the use of remote technologies to assist clients in rural areas. Read more ►
PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH PROJECT
High quality research is essential to enable us to develop better understanding of autism and to develop better interventions in the future. Click here for a list of research projects seeking participants.
Click here to view publications by Dr Jill Ashburner.
LIST A RESEARCH PROJECT
Click here for more information about advertising your research project with Autism Queensland.
For more information please contact the Research Team
P. 07 3273 0000