Personal profile


Dennis works in the Faculty of Education at Monash University as a Professor. He has extensive experience in educational psychology, particularly in teaching and learning and in special education. He has a substantial record of research / scholarship in the area together with a proven record of leadership both in significant research and teaching programs and within the university, profession, and the community.

His main fields or research currently involve the development, trialling, and evaluation of instructional processes for children with special educational needs / disabilities including children with autism. He has an ongoing interest in assessment and evaluation of treatment effects and the application of functional assessment processes.

Research interests

Applied Behaviour Analysis; Autism; Inclusive instruction; Metacognitve instruction; Self management; Special Education


  • applied behavior analysis
  • autism
  • inclusive instruction
  • metacognitive instruction
  • Self management
  • special education

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Projects 2005 2018

Research Output 2000 2018

  • 64 Article
  • 5 Chapter (Book)
  • 3 Commissioned Report

Comparing the effectiveness of virtual reality and video modelling as an intervention strategy for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Brief report

Fitzgerald, E., Yap, H. K., Ashton, C., Moore, D. W., Furlonger, B., Anderson, A., Kickbush, R., Donald, J., Busacca, M. & English, D. L. 3 Apr 2018 In : Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 21, 3, p. 197-201 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A randomised controlled trial of an iPad-based application to complement early behavioural intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Whitehouse, A. J. O., Granich, J., Alvaares, G., Busacca, M., Cooper, M. N., Dass, A., Duong, T., Harper, R., Marshall, W., Richdale, A., Rodwell, T., Trembath, D., Vellanki, P., Moore, D. W. & Anderson, A. 1 Sep 2017 In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 58, 9, p. 1042-1052 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle