PhD Candidate - UQ
B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin), MAPS, FCCLP
Rita is a Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals in private practice. She is the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Education and provides Brain-Based Education training to clinicians, educators and parents, and seminars and workshops on the Neuroscience of Stress in various domains. She is currently undertaking PhD research with the University of Queensland, Schools of Education and Psychology on The Student-Teacher Relationship: Exploring Behavioural and Neuroscience Variables that impact upon Student and Teacher Wellbeing.
Rita is an Ambassador with the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Adelaide and a Consultant for the Australian Communication and Media Authority. She is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the Australasian Neuroscience Society.
In the span of her career, she has held the positions of: Chair – SA APS College of Clinical Psychologists – (2012-2014); National Convenor (2004-2008) and National Treasurer (2008-2013) of the APS Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Interest Group; Executive Member – Australian Council on Children and the Media (2009-2013) and as an Allied Health Member – Podiatry Board of SA (2005-2009)