Hannah Kirk


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Hannah Kirk is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, and a Doctor in Developmental Neurosceince in the the School of Psychological Sciences, at Monash University. Her research focuses on understanding the development of cognitive, behavioural and academic skills in children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. Dr Kirk is the inventor of a novel attention training program, TALI Train and was awarded the APS Thesis Award for Studies in the Psychology of Intellectual Disability and Autism (2017).


Dr Kirk is the Chief Research Officer at TALI Health (a subsidiary of public listed medical technology company Novita Healthcare), where she leads the research, development and commercialisation of the TALI Train Program, and associated early assessment and intervention technology. Her strong connections with industry allow Dr Kirk to translate her research in to tangible outcomes for children and families impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders. 

External positions

Chief Research Officer, Novita Healthcare Ltd

1 Feb 2015 → …


  • attention
  • childhood
  • developmental psychology
  • developmental disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • intellectual disability
  • williams syndrome
  • down syndrome
  • cognitive training
  • learning

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2013 2017

Violations of personal space in young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Williams Syndrome: insights from the Social Responsiveness Scale

Lough, E., Hanley, M., Rodgers, J., South, M., Kirk, H. E., Kennedy, D. P. & Riby, D. M., 2015, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45, 12, p. 4101 - 4108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Business and Higher Education Round Table Award

Hannah Kirk (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Deans Award for Research Excellence – Research Enterprise

Hannah Kirk (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship

Hannah Kirk (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Thesis Award for Studies in the Psychology of Intellectual Disability and Autism

Hannah Kirk (Recipient), 1 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)