Hannah Kirk is an NHMRC Research Fellow and Doctor in Developmental Neuroscience at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences at Monash University. Her research focuses on understanding the development of cognitive, behavioural and academic skills in children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. Dr Kirk is the inventor of a novel attention training program, TALI Train and was awarded the APS Thesis Award for Studies in the Psychology of Intellectual Disability and Autism (2017).
Dr Kirk is also the Chief Research Officer at medical technology company, TALI Health. Her strong connections with industry allow Dr Kirk to translate her research in to tangible outcomes for children and families impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders.