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Biography

Professor Nicole Rinehart is an international leader in neurodevelopmental disorders and practicing clinical psychologist. She is the foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Director of Research (Krongold), in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Nicole has been at the forefront of research efforts to improve educational, mental and physical health outcomes for children and adolescents who experience developmental challenges or complex neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and ADHD. She has held multiple National Health and Medical Research Council and National Disability Insurance Agency – ILC grants in collaboration with her colleagues at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Howard Florey Institute. Her research is inspired by the families and children with neurodevelopmental conditions who she has worked with over the last 2 decades at the Melbourne Children’s Clinic.   

Nicole founded the award wining AllPlayTM platform est. 2014 that takes a strengths-based approach to disability and turning this into tools and strategies that everyone can access to ‘make the world fit for all kids’ www.allplay.org. Nicole currently serves on the Board of Directors at AMAZE and is an expert advisor to the Victorian Department of Education and Training.  She has contributed to the NHMRC Clinical Practice Statement for ADHD and the revision of the Australian Therapeutic Guidelines for Developmental Disabilities.  Career awards include the College of Clinical Psychologists Rising Star Award, the Queens Trust for Young Australians, and the Australian Financial Review Award for Community Engagement.  

Education/Academic qualification

MASTERS OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

PHD (MEDICINE) - EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Award Date: 10 Oct 2000

BACH. OF ARTS/(HONOURS)

Award Date: 10 May 1995

Research area keywords

  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Disturbance
  • Gait Function
  • Neuromotor Behaviour
  • Social Impairments

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