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Assoc Prof Dawn Adams

Assoc Prof

Dawn Adams

Associate Professor
School of Education and Professional Studies
+61 (0)7 3735 5854 (Work)
M10 5.24, Mount Gravatt Campus

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Assoc. Prof. Adams is an internationally recognised academic with expertise in autism and disability. She has been awarded more than $3,000,000 in research funding in the UK and Australia. The overall aim of her research is to improve well-being and outcomes for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. To meet this aim, she leads two programs of research with distinct foci (1) Mental health in autism and disability and (2) Challenging behaviour; presentation and impact on the family. Assoc. Prof. Adams has strengths in research leadership, research mentoring to early career researchers and HDR candidates across both of these foci and conducting methodologically strong research with translatable and meaningful outcomes. Assoc. Prof. Adams is passionate about translating research into practice and regularly presents research findings to parent groups and clinicians. For details of her free presentations and talks, see Griffith University's Autism Centre of Excellence Facebook page.


  • Member
    Griffith Institute for Educational Research2018


  • Graduate Diploma Of Psychology
    University College London2011 - 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    University of Birmingham2003 - 2006
  • Doctor Of Psychology Clinical
    University of Southampton2006 - 2009
  • Bachelor Of Science With Honours
    University of Birmingham2000 - 2003