Past AADPA Board Members

Thank you to our past Board Members for their service and commitment to the diagnosis, treatment and management of ADHD.

Michele Toner ADHD Coach

Dr Michele Toner

Director (29 July 2017 - 26 July 2019)

Michele works in private practice as a specialist ADHD coach. Trained as a teacher, she developed a special interest in students who learn differently, which ultimately led her to ADHD coaching. She has spent 20 years’ in ADHD Advocacy on a state and national level and has strong connections to community, academic and professional networks.

Michele worked with others to form the national consumer advocacy group ADHD Australia and was a member of their inaugural board. Michele is committed to evidence-based approaches, coaching adults, adolescents and children. Michele also trains coaches as a faculty member of the ADD Coach Academy in New York and is a registered mentor coach.

Professor Vicki Anderson Paediatric Neuropsychologist

Professor Vicki Anderson

Director (29 July 2017 - 27 July 2018)

Vicki is a paediatric neuropsychologist with over 30 years’ experience. She has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as four books and has obtained competitive research grants totalling over $20 million. Her research focuses on improving our understanding of childhood acquired brain injury, chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders.

In 2002 she was appointed Director of Psychology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and in 2005 took up the position of Theme Director, Critical Care and Neurosciences Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She is an NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellow, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, the Australian Psychological Society and the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.

Dr Daryl Efron Royal Children's Hospital

Associate Professor Daryl Efron

Director (29 July 2017 - 27 July 2018)

Daryl is a paediatrician who has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for over 25 years and currently holds appointments as a general paediatrician in the department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, senior lecturer in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, and senior research fellow in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

He sees children with a wide range of health concerns, from babies through to teenagers, and enjoys working with families to develop creative solutions to difficult problems. Daryl is active in research, particularly into ADHD, and is one of the lead investigators of the longitudinal Children’s Attention Project.

Dr Paul Hutchins - AADPA Board Member

Dr Paul Hutchins

Board Member (14 November 2018 - March 2020)

Dr Paul Hutchins is a Senior Paediatric Consultant to The Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute, which he helped establish, an Honorary Medical Officer at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead and an Honorary Associate at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

Paul has over 35 years of tertiary developmental practice and collaboration with educators, parents, support groups and health professionals. He has contributed to Australia and internationally to guidelines for ADHD management and chaired the Stimulant Subcommittee NSW for nearly 20 years.  He is committed to comprehensive collaborative and evidence-based support and promoting links between AADPA and other professionals’ expertise, activities, research and resources,  particularly paediatricians and NBPSA, Allied  Health and Education.