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Honorary Research Fellow

BaAppSc, MAppSc, PhD

David holds a joint appointment as an Honorary Research Fellow at CliniKids and Associate Professor in Speech Pathology at Griffith University. His research is helping all children on the autism spectrum have a healthy start to life, particularly kids who communicate mainly in ways other than speech.

David joined CliniKids in 2022. He brings to the team over 20 years of clinical-research experience in community, clinical, clinical-education, and university settings, and most importantly the insights children and families have shared with him over these years that inform every aspect of his work.

David’s current work with CliniKids focuses on the development of national guidelines to support children and families to have access to timely, safe, and effective supports that are strengths-focused and desirable to children and families.  Through his joint appointment, he is also helping to bring together a country wide community of children, parents, clinicians, and researchers all working together to achieve the outcomes that matter most to children and their families.