My name is Diana. I’m a little bit of a “Jill of all trades”. Right now I am a student, research assistant, private tutor, disability support worker, designer, and programmer.

In the early 2000’s I began this amazing journey studying Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Sydney. I then spent the next phase of my life raising two totally unique and wonderful children, who happen to be Autistic, while working on the side. In between motherhood and work, I returned to my psychology studies first through the Australian College of Applied Psychology, where I managed to add another bundle of joy into our lives, and now through Central Queensland University.

I’m a big supporter of distance and continued education, growing through life’s ups and downs, and learning to laugh at the little things.

We need you!

Your opinions can make our day.

One of the hardest parts of research is finding willing volunteers to support the various projects we are hard at work on. Be it Honours, Masters or Doctorate level researchers are trying to push the boundaries of what we know. The sad reality is there often is a massive gap between what the public knows and what the research can confirm. So why bother? Because policy and planning at a government level demands the evidence first. So help us play catch up. Add your voice and know that you’ve made a difference. Often your participation is anonymous and low risk.