Cares about innovating in research to improve care.
Joanne is passionate about an interdisciplinary approach to research. Her research on child development and disability focuses on human communication in its many forms and across a variety of languages and cultures. She also works in the area of wellbeing in disadvantaged and marginalised groups, as well as parenting and clinical practice. Her collaborative research program includes behavioural assessment (conducted in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, and in families' homes), efficacy studies of new programs and interventions, survey methods, acoustic analyses of speech, brain imaging (PET, fMRI), neurophysiological recording (EEG), and computational modelling, among other methods.
Joanne is interested in bringing together diverse research teams and helping individuals, their families, and their communities to flourish.