Dr. Valeska is a highly qualified professional who holds a PhD in Psychology. Her primary research interests focus on understanding the cognitive development in neurodivergent children and adults and exploring innovative digital approaches to assist people on their journey towards mental health. Valeska has spent 7 years in leadership roles in the non-profit sector, working directly with neurodivergent individuals.
Her academic career is marked by her association with several universities, including Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, and Queensland University of Technology. During her time at these institutions, she conducted significant research for the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence for the Digital Child and the National Autism Strategy.
One of her notable contributions is leading the development of an innovative child-friendly app that measures cognitive functions in children. Currently, she holds Adjunct positions at both Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. In these roles, she continues her research work while also supervising Master’s and PhD students on their academic journey.
Dr. Valeska’s extensive experience and dedication to her field have made her a valuable asset in both the academic and non-profit sectors. Her innovative approach to cognitive development research continues to expand our understanding and application in this field.