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Professor Amanda Richdale Professor, Autism Research Centre

Professor Amanda Richdale is a founding staff member at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). Amanda completed her PhD at LaTrobe University, graduating in 1993. She then joined the Dept of Psychology & Intellectual Disability Studies at RMIT University where she remained until returning to La Trobe University and taking up a position at OTARC. Amanda's research interests include autism spectrum disorder, disorders of development, and sleep. Amanda is a project leader in the Autism Cooperative Research Centre; La Trobe University is an Autism CRC essential partner.

Amanda has been strongly involved in the autism community; she was Chair of the former Autism Victoria Professional Panel and was co-founder of the Autism Victoria (now AMAZE) Autism Spectrum Disorder Reseach Group (2003) and the Australasian Autism Research Alliance (2005). She was a member of the group of researchers who founded the Australasian Research Collaboration (2009), and of the founding (interim) committee of the Australasian Society for Autism Research (2011). Amanda is currently a committee member of the APS Interest Group Psychology of Intellectual Disability and Autism. She is also a registered psychologist and Fellow of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

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