Resources, events and support for professionals working with individuals with ADHD.

As leaders in the diverse field of ADHD, our mission is to promote evidence-based research, diagnosis, treatment and management of ADHD for the benefit of individuals with ADHD and their families across Australia.

AADPA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a diverse membership of inter-disciplinary professionals across Australia and New Zealand. Formed in November 2016, AADPA is committed to working towards enhanced lifetime outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families. We aim to:

Education & Training

Conduct & support education of those working in the field of ADHD and share our knowledge on ADHD with the broader community.

ADHD Advocacy

Advocate for individuals with ADHD and their families for the purpose of more effective access to ADHD services and treatment.

Policy Development

Formalize best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Australia, identify key research and public policy priorities.

ADHD Research

Promote and facilitate evidence-based research into the diagnosis, causes and treatment of ADHD for enhanced lifetime outcomes.

Our Board Of Directors

The AADPA Board of Directors is bound by their shared interests in research, education and advocating for ADHD. They are responsible for setting policy and overseeing the organization’s general well being. The board consists of professionals in research, medicine, coaching and psychiatry.

Mark Bellgrove - AAPDA Board Member

Prof. Mark Bellgrove


Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Research in the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences at Monash University.

David Coghill - AADPA Board Member

Prof. David Coghill


Academic child and adolescent psychiatrist working since 2016 at the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

Dr Michele Toner - AADPA Board Member

Dr Michele Toner

Committee Member

20 years’ in ADHD Advocacy on a state and national level and has strong connections to the community, academic and professional networks.

Roger Paterson - AAPDA Board Member

Dr Roger Paterson

Committee Member

Member of the ADHD WA Professional Advisory Board for 22 years and co-created AUSPAN (Australian Professional ADHD Network) in 2011.

Christel Middeldorp - AADPA Board

Prof. Christel Middeldorp

Committee Member

Professor of child and youth psychiatry with the University of Queensland and the Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

Emma Sciberras - AADPA Board

Dr Emma Sciberras

Committee Member

Clinical Psychologist, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University and Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Dr Paul Hutchins - AADPA Board Member

Dr Paul Hutchins

Appointed Director

Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in Developmental Paediatrics and collaboration with education and families.

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