Russell A. Barkley, PhD. is an internationally renowned expert on ADHD in adults and children. He has dedicated his career to studying and disseminating science-based information about ADHD and related problems like childhood defiance. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Centre for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Centre, Richmond, VA. He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions.
Professor Florence Levy is the Head, Child and Family East, Prince of Wales Hospital, and Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales. Awarded a Member of the order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for her work in the field of child and adolescent psychology research. She will be presenting her insights into the future direction for research into objective measures for attention and the implications for ADHD and literacy learning.
Paul is an educational and developmental psychologist. He has worked with students in pre-Kinder programs through to Grade 12 and is currently a senior school psychologist with the Department of Education in Tasmania. Paul also works in private practice and has worked in health settings, in early assessment and intervention and child and adolescent mental health. Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a past Chair of the CEDP.
Clinical Associate Professor Robyn A Wallace is a specialist physician in internal medicine. She lives in Hobart. Robyn is predominantly a clinician. Her scope of work includes a focus on the healthcare of adults with intellectual disability.
Dr Vicki Russell practices from a narrative framework. She has a background in trauma counselling and community development work in drug and alcohol use . Vicki now specialises in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and holds a Certificate of Mastery in the Fetal Alcohol-Neurobehavioural approach. Her research interest is public policy; her practice interest is the impact of policy on families.
Rosie Martin is a speech pathologist, criminologist and courage facilitator with an interest in the ways in which communication and courage contribute to justice – for individuals and society. She has more than thirty years experience working with people experiencing a wide range of communication challenges, particularly individuals with autism and literacy acquisition disorders. Awarded Tasmanian of the year in 2017 for her work with teaching literacy and communication to prisoners and those at-risk of prison futures.
Nichole is a circus performer, teacher and support person with a poignant personal memoir intertwined with comical reflection and scholarly findings. After being diagnosed at the age of 19, Nichole took on the mission of raising awareness and challenging stereotypes through her writing and performing. She has spoken at national conferences and completed studies in the field of autism.
Dr Elspeth Stephenson is Program Director of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree and Lecturer in Teacher Professional Learning at UTAS. Her research interests include the well-being of young children particularly those who have experienced Complex Developmental Trauma. Elspeth is one of only three trained practitioners in Trust Based Relational Intervention in Australia.
Hayley Passmore is a final year PhD candidate at the Telethon Kids Institute and School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia. Hayley has qualifications in criminology and psychology. She has previous experience working with adult offenders and their families, and with vulnerable children and families across Western Australia.
Dagney Hopp is the Multidisciplinary Clinical Manager at Royal Far West. She works as a clinical lead in the multi-disciplinary paediatric team, providing both in-person and telehealth assessment, therapy and capacity building services for children, families, schools and communities in rural and remote Australia. Dagney’s skills have a strong focus on addressing childhood trauma and regulation issues.
Linda McKillop is a Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Tasmania who is fascinated with the complex inter-relationship of oral and written language. This has lead her to further training, specialising in supporting children with ADHD, autism, dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties, using evidence-based instruction, including Orton-Gillingham multisensory principles (MSL: Multi-sensory Structured Language therapy). She is an Accredited Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association and its Tasmania advisor. She not only works closely with students and their families, but collaboratively with educators, including providing whole of school staff trainings.
Olivia Boer is a Clinical Psychologist, and the Director of the Healthy Mind Centre in Launceston, Tasmania. Olivia's presentation is titled "Not Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie" - The importance of positive attention and how to stop things getting negative when your child has ADHD.
The Respectful Schools Support Team provides advice, direction and support for schools and individual students. This includes establishing and maintaining an inclusive, respectful culture; positive behaviour support; student engagement; and trauma-informed practice. Emphasis is placed on collaborative team planning and practical recommendations (e.g. behavioural, educational adjustments and learning plans).
Sarah is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education, a Master of Education (Special Education) and a PhD (Education) focusing on ADHD from UNSW. Sarah is a learning and support teacher in a mainstream high school and a literacy and numeracy teacher at a not-for-profit school for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.