Dr Nola Firth is a Senior Research Officer at The Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital and The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne. She is a Churchill Fellow (2009-10), a member of the National Dyslexia Working Party and of a DEECD Expert Advisory Board defining student disability.
Originally a secondary teacher, special education consultant, and a past president of Learning Difficulties Australia, Nola has had over 30 years experience working with students who have learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and other professionals. Her research concerns development of sustainable school-based resilience programs and environments for those who have specific learning disabilities. Her journal articles and other publications have been published nationally and internationally.