Personal profile


Avril works in the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Senior Research Fellow. She has worked in the field of autism for over thirty years in a variety of settings.

She has research and teaching interests in the area of developmental psychiatry with a praticular focus in the area of Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Avril also provides consultatio to community health, education and welfare agencies and educational workshops for parents and professionals.

Research interests

Autism: parent - based interventions, early childhood and adolescence, genetic basis of autism, and parental mental health


  • Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Comorbidity
  • Education and Skills Training

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Projects 2002 2011

Research Output 1997 2018

Autism spectrum disorder: An update for GPs

Brereton, A. V. & Tonge, B. 1 May 2017 In : Medicine Today. 18, 5, p. 42-48 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview Article

Adult outcomes in autism: community inclusion and living skills

Gray, K. M., Keating, C., Taffe, J. R., Brereton, A. V., Einfeld, S. L., Reardon, T. C. & Tonge, B. J. 2014 In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 44, 12, p. 3006 - 3015 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle