I'm a research psychologist and Autistic activist working in pursuit of social justice. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, where I investigate structural and systemic inequities in autism research. In 2015, I was awarded an Autism CRC scholarship to complete my PhD through the Autism Centre of Excellence at Griffith University in Brisbane. In late 2019, I made my TEDx debut with a viral talk that has accrued more than 900,000 views to date. Prior to my research career, I gained 10 years’ experience as a psychologist in the criminal justice system.
I am proudly neurodivergent and queer, and I use they/them pronouns. After participating in the inaugural Future Leaders Program at the 2013 Asia Pacific Autism Conference, I quickly became established as a strong advocate for the Autistic community. I am a Deputy Editor for the journal Autism in Adulthood, a founding member of the INSAR Autistic Researchers Committee, and a member of Aspect’s Advisory Council.