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Dr Brereton is a Special Educator and Senior Research Fellow in the Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology.

She has worked in the field of autism for the past 30 years in a variety of settings and is currently Chief Investigator and Coordinator of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia research project ‘A parent education and skills training intervention for adolescents with autism’; Honorary clinical teacher Department Psychological Medicine, Monash University; Co-Director of the ACT NOW programme funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services, providing autism consultation and training across Victoria to the Early Childhood sector.

Avril has research and teaching interests in the area of developmental psychiatry with a particular focus in the area of autism spectrum disorders and the development of evidence-based parent education and skills training programs. She is journal reviewer for Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, International Journal of Autism: Research and Practice and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  • Last updated or reviewed 12-05-2011