Marie is a clinical psychologist, researcher, & Neurodiversity advocate. She loves animals, especially cheetah & elephants. In her spare time, Marie likes to draw, paint, watch sci-fi & Marvel movies, & play piano, guitar, & Nintendo.
Marie is completing her PhD at La Trobe University; aiming to contribute to a more accurate & affirming understanding of Autistic experiences through co-production with the community.
Founding Committee Member of the OTARC Autistic Advisory Group
Marie completed a unit on Autism research at Cambridge University (UK) in 2014 & is excited by how far the research has come.
Marie was part of the academic teaching team at the University of Melbourne from 2018-2021, teaching third-year psychology units Social & Emotional Development over the Lifespan and Psychopathology.
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Peaches is a very, VERY fluffy Turkish Van who loves watching animal documentaries. She is a fantastic research assistant, and very helpfully sits on Marie's laptop when she is writing reports or research proposals.
Peaches unfortunately won't be at the clinic as (like most cats & Auties) she feels stressed in unfamiliar places.