Psychology of Intellectual Disability & Autism

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.


Dr Lynne Webber


Ms Morag Budiselik
Hello, I'm Morag. I'm a clinical psychologist who has worked in intellectual disability and autism for over 25 years. Currently, I work in independent practice and have up to 2-3 clients who are participants in the NDIS. The rest of my time is spent in pro bono activities for the APS and other agencies. I have two gorgeous adult daughters, two fine sons-in-law, four grandchildren and a fifth on the way. My life is full!


Mr Ian Pearce

Committee Member

Mr Timothy Passfield

Committee Member

Dr Keith McVilly

Committee Member

Dr Amanda Richdale

Committee Member

Dr Stephen Edwards

Committee Member

Dr Jessica Paynter
Dr Jessica Paynter, PhD (Clinical Psychology), MAPS, is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Gold Coast, and is a registered psychologist in Australia. She currently teaches undergraduate subjects in lifespan development and assessment. Jessica’s clinical interests include working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, challenging behaviour, and assessment of intellectual and developmental disability. Jessica’s research focuses on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based practices for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities with a focus community-based interventions.

Committee Member

Mrs Belinda Ratcliffe