Nicole Rinehart


Accepting PhD Students

1997 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile


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, Monash Krongold Clinic, 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 winning AllPlayTM platform est. 2014 that takes a strengths-based approach to disability and turns this into tools and strategies that everyone can access to ‘make the world fit for all kids’ 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.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 10 Oct 2000


Award Date: 1 Jan 1997


Award Date: 10 May 1995

Research area keywords

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

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