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Dr Jac den Houting is a research psychologist and Autistic activist working in pursuit of social justice. Jac is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, where they investigate structural and systemic inequities in autism research. In 2015, Jac was awarded an Autism CRC scholarship to complete their PhD through the Autism Centre of Excellence at Griffith University in Brisbane. In late 2019, Jac made their TEDx debut with a viral talk that has accrued more than 430,000 views to date. Prior to their research career, Jac gained 10 years’ experience as a psychologist in the criminal justice system.

Jac is proudly neurodivergent and queer, and uses they/them pronouns. After participating in the inaugural Future Leaders Program at the 2013 Asia Pacific Autism Conference, Jac quickly became established as a strong advocate for the Autistic community. Jac is a Deputy Editor for the journal Autism in Adulthood, a founding member of the INSAR Autistic Researchers Committee, and a member of Aspect’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee and Advisory Council.

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2008

Psychology, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Griffith University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2008

Autism, PhD, Griffith University


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