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Peter Wilson

Professor of Developmental Psychology, Australian Catholic University

Professor Wilson is Deputy Director of the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC) and Professor of Developmental Psychology at ACU. Before that he was Deputy Head (R&I) in the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University where he worked from 2000-2011. He leads international programs of research in child development, disability and rehabilitation which now span 28 years and over 140 peer-reviewed publications. His research involves two themes: (i) mechanisms of motor skill development and cognition across the lifespan, especially in children with motor skill difficulties (aka DCD) and in typical child development, and (ii) innovations in neurorehabilitation using VR, including the award-winning Elements DNA (EDNA) system. Prof. Wilson is past President of the International Society for Research on DCD.


  • 2012–present
    Professor of Psychology, Australian Catholic University
  • 2000–2011
    Professor of Developmental Psychology, RMIT University
  • 1996–1999
    Lecturer in Psychology, La Trobe University


International Research Fellow, Radboud University, The Netherlands. International Mentor, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University, Czech Republic.