APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Education and Developmental psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.


Ms Camelia Wilkinson
Phone: 0439743818
Camelia Wilkinson is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology (CEDP).
She is a practicing psychologist, a board-approved supervisor, and an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist (Ed & Dev Psych).
She is passionate about the area of Ed & Dev Psych in which she has been practicing, teaching, and supervising (both students and practitioners) for over two decades.
She has held a number of leadership positions and is the current chair of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychology National committee.
She has been involved in the training of Ed & Dev Psych students holding academic positions within the Master and Doctoral programs at Melbourne University and ACU.
Camelia is a keen advocate of Educational and Developmental Psychology work and is actively participating in work that helps promote the unique skills and expertise of this professional group.


Position vacant


Ms Neringa Luscombe Smith


Mr Jesse Lee Diggins
Phone: 0424918733
Jesse is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor. Jesse is the Director of Strength Psychology, a child and adolescent-focused clinic operating in Geelong. Prior to launching Strength Psychology, Jesse worked in a specialist school for students with complex emotional and behavioural challenges and published research in trauma-informed education practices.

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Committee Member - Journal

Ms Katherine Prescott

Committee Member - Melb Uni Rep

Dr Chelsea Hyde
Dr Chelsea Hyde, is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist currently working as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and a school psychologist. Chelsea has over fifteen years practical experience working as a psychologist within government, catholic and independent school systems in Victoria and Queensland across both regional and metropolitan areas. Chelsea holds endorsement in the area of educational and developmental psychology and is a board approved supervisor. Chelsea's research focuses on adolescent mental health and help-seeking.

Committee Member - QUT Rep

Mrs Glenn Howard

Committee Member

Mr Gerald Wurf
Gerald Wurf joined Monash University in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer. Prior to this he worked at Charles Sturt University and for the NSW Government as an educational/developmental psychologist. He has provided consultant services to NGOs, Catholic and independent schools in NSW, and international schools in Hong Kong. He is a registered psychologist and holds endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology with AHPRA.
For eight years Gerald worked in Hong Kong including teaching at The University of Hong Kong and The Open University of Hong Kong. He also worked at Hong Kong International School as a high school counsellor/senior social sciences teacher. He has had over fifteen years professional experience working with children, young people, and adults with intellectual disabilities and complex learning needs.
Gerald’s research interests include reducing school bullying, learning in multicultural classrooms, inclusive education, and promoting student engagement.

Committee Member - Early Childhood

Ms Caroline Keating
Caroline is an educational and developmental psychologist with experience working in research, education, health, and early childhood intervention including managing a transdisciplinary team in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Caroline is particularly interested in family centred approaches to child developmental assessment and care, and supporting vulnerable children and families.

Committee Member - Advocacy

Ms Louise Laskey
Louise Laskey is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who has experience working with children, families and adults in various educational settings from preschool through primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. She has also worked in private practice. Louise has been a long standing member of the Faculties of Education/Arts & Education at Deakin University where she has been involved in courses including Professional Education and Training, Special Educational Needs, Teacher Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) and Child Protection. She is a former Chair of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (Victoria), a member of the National Committee of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and Convenor of the CEDP Advocacy Working Group subcommittee.

Committee Member

Miss Keira Roffey-Mitchell

Committee Member - NSW Rep

Ms Catherine Asciak
Phone: 0435342373
Catherine is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist, a Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology and a board-approved supervisor. Catherine is the acting secretary of the NSW branch of the College and is also a national committee member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.
Before establishing a private practice, Catherine worked in independent schools along with state government disability and child health development services. Catherine enjoys working with neurodiverse children and adolescents and is passionate about sharing skills, experience, and resources with other psychologists. This includes providing support and supervision to early career psychologists.

Student Representative

Mrs Kirsty Finter
My name is Kirsty Finter a provisional psychologists completing a Masters of Educational Psychology student in her second year at The University of Melbourne. For the past 6 years, I have been a classroom teacher in a government primary classroom in Oak Park, Melbourne. I am extremely passionate about working with children, but most of all to help them thrive within their context and beyond.

Student Representative

Mrs Rachelle Thannhauser
Rachelle is in the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/ Doctor of Philosophy at Monash University. Her research focuses on ethical decision-making in therapeutic work with young people. She is a psychologist and Educational and Developmental psychology registrar.

Student Representative

Miss Jessica Wator
Jessica is completing her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at Monash University. Her PhD research is based on supporting individuals with autism and their families. She is passionate about purpose-driven research with practical outcomes for communities.


Ms Michelle Button


Ms Elizabeth Anderson


Mrs Andrea Fernandez
Andrea is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist, a Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology, and a board-approved supervisor. She is the current Chair of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology, South Australia and Northern Territory Section.

Andrea is a College Psychologist at Mercedes College, a co-educational Reception to Year 12 College in Adelaide, and has previously worked in several roles within the Department for Education in both metropolitan and regional South Australia. Andrea is passionate about supporting children to reach their potential and overcome challenges in their learning and wellbeing. She has a strong focus on evidence-based practice. She also enjoys supporting other psychologists in their professional endeavours.

Andrea is happy to field any queries regarding CEDP membership in SA and NT.


Mr Paul Bertoia
Paul is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist who has worked across a wide range of settings. In schools he has been part of pre-Kinder programs through to Grade 12. He is currently a Senior School Psychologist with the Department of Education in Tasmania. He has also worked in health (in early assessment and intervention with children and child & adolescent mental health), and in community settings. He currently also has a private practice and he provides supervision for psychologists and other professionals.

Paul has been active in the Australian Psychological Society for many years through his local branch and he is a Fellow of the APS. He has served in a range of positions on the National Committee, and is a past Chair of the College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists.


Ms Kathryn Kallady


Position vacant