Jane McGillivray is an Associate Professor at Deakin University and a registered clinical psychologist who has extensive research, clinical, consultancy and teaching experience in the areas of clinical and health psychology, intellectual and developmental disability. She is the Course Chair of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), lectures and supervises higher degree students and is an active researcher. Her work within the disability field has been recognized through a Distinguished Service Award (1992-2007) in appreciation of contribution and commitment as a member of the Intellectual Disability Review Panel - a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the provisions of the Intellectually Disabled Person's Services Act 1986. She is also the recipient of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 2001 National Research Prize for the most innovative contribution by an Australian author that resulted in positive life changes for people with an intellectual disability. Currently, Jane is an Associate Director of the Mental Health Strategic Research Centre (Disability and Chronic Illness sub-cluster).