Adjunct Senior FellowDr. Tessa Taylor
Dr. Tessa Taylor is a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She obtained her Master’s degree in 2001 and her PhD in clinical psychology in 2010 from Louisiana State University, USA. She is a registered clinical psychologist in Australia and a former licensed clinical psychologist in the USA. She is a board approved supervisor for both behaviour analysis and psychology. After completing her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dr. Taylor remained on as faculty in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. This programme is the original and largest, and one of the few interdisciplinary behaviour-analytic programmes of its kind; treating the most severe and complex children from all over the world. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed research publications and 3 book chapters, and has over 50 professional presentations and posters internationally (USA, Australia, Japan, Italy, France, Greece, Maldives, Ireland, New Zealand). Dr. Taylor was the President of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia (ABA Australia). She has nearly 25 years of experience spanning a variety of ages (from toddlers to older adults), settings (homes, schools, group homes, developmental centres, hospitals, outpatient clinics), conditions (e.g., complex neurological, medical, and genetic conditions), and interdisciplinary team coordination areas (psychiatry, paediatrics, gastroenterology, allergy, dietetics, social work, speech therapy, occupational therapy, child life, education). She has unique, highly specialised training in paediatric feeding and severe problem behaviour (e.g., pica) and founded Paediatric Feeding International in Australia in 2015.