Our Researchers, Educators and Advocates
Teacher, Researcher, Filmmaker and Parent Advocate.
Creator and Producer of Outside the Square.
Founder of Dyslexia QLD Support and the Gold Coast Dyslexia Support Group.
Director of Photography.
Lecturer and Course Convenor at Griffith Film School
Learning Support Teacher and Parent Advocate
2015 Victoria Education Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding Primary Teacher
Associate Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association (AMADA)
Co-administrator of the Dyslexia Victoria Support (DVS)
Volunteer Parent Advocate.
National coordinator of GLD Australia – Gifted with Learning Disabilities.
Vice President of the Gold Coast branch of the Queensland Association of Gifted and Talented Children.
DR JENNIFER BUCKINGHAM
Education Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS).
Head of ‘FIVE from FIVE’ Literacy Project
Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Board Member – Public Policy.
Co-Author of ‘Why Jaydon Can’t Read: The Triumph of Ideology over Evidence in Teaching of Reading.
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR ANNE CASTLES
Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University.
Deputy Director at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.
Developer of the reading assessment test, the CC2.
President for Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA).
President of the Australian Dyslexia Association (ADA).
Director of Teacher Training at the Institute for Multisensory Learning (IMSLE).
Specialist Orton Gillingham MSL Educator.
Committee Member of the International Dyslexia Association Global Caucus.
DR NOLA FIRTH
Honourary Research Fellow at the Centre for Adolescent Health, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Honourary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
Co-author of ‘Success and Dyslexia: sessions for coping in the upper primary years.’
DR LORRAINE HAMMOND
Senior Lecturer at the School of Education at Edith Cowan University.
2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching: Award for Teaching Excellence
Author of “When Bright Kids Fail”
Vice President of Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA).
Teacher, Author and Advocate.
Mentor to students, teachers, parents and schools in the fields of learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties at Hansberry Educational Consulting.
Author of ‘Raising Beaut Kids: Recipes for parents on when to say yes and when to say no’ and ‘A Practical Introduction to Restorative Practices in Schools.’
DR SUZE LEITAO
Senior Lecturer and Researcher for the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University.
Associate Investigator for ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GENEVIEVE McARTHUR
Director of the Macquarie University Cognition Clinic for Reading.
Deputy Head of the Department of Cognitive Science.
Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.
DR SANDRA MARSHALL
Chairperson of Code REaD Dyslexia Network.
Co-founder of Dyslexia Support South Australia and DAGBAGS (Dyslexia Action Group Barossa and Gawler Surrounds).
Teacher and Parent Advocate.
Associate Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association (AMADA).
Volunteer with the ADA.
Co-administrator of Dyslexia Support Australia and Dyslexia Sydney Support Groups.
Executive Officer of the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation (DSF) Literacy and Clinical Services.
President of AUSPELD – the Australain Federation of SPELD Associations.
Author of ‘Understanding Learning Difficulties – a Practical Guide and a Parents Guide.
DR BARTEK RAJKOWSKI
Speech Language Pathologist.
Researcher in the relationship between speech, language, auditory processing and literacy skills.
Creator of the Reading Doctor Software.
Council Member for Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA).
Educator and Assisitve Technology Specialist.
Director of Specific Learning Difficulties Association of South Australia (SPELD SA).