Welcome. My name is Koa Whittingham. I am a psychologist with specialisations in both clinical and developmental psychology, a senior research fellow at the University of Queensland and a mother of two delightful daughters. My research is across three key interests: (1) parenting and parenting intervention including postnatal care, (2) neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury and cerebral palsy and (3) acceptance and commitment therapy.
I am also the author of two books: (1) a self-help book grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy offering psychological support to women during the transition to motherhood and (2) a clinician’s guide to using acceptance and commitment therapy to support parents (co-authored with the lovely Lisa Coyne).
On this website you’ll find information about my two books, free resources for parents and professionals, information about my research programs, and my blog.