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Research Assistant


Jess has a first-class Bachelor of Psychology degree with honours from Curtin University where she also undertook her PhD (submitted for review). Her PhD primarily utilised qualitative methodologies and centred on the maltreatment of people with intellectual disability by family members.

Within the Child Disability Team Jess has contributed to research that aims to improve understanding and measurement of the communication of people with CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) by conducting and analysing interviews with families.

Jess has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences and in 2020 won the Community College Postgraduate Student Conference Award at the International Conference of Community Psychology.