• 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Jac is a research psychologist and Autistic activist in pursuit of social justice. Jac currently holds the role of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, working alongside Professor Liz Pellicano. In 2015, Jac was awarded an Autism CRC scholarship to complete their PhD through the Autism Centre of Excellence at Griffith University in Brisbane. Prior to this, they gained almost 10 years’ experience as a psychologist in the criminal justice system, with the Queensland Police Service and Queensland Corrective Services.

Jac was identified as Autistic at the age of 25, and is proudly neurodivergent and queer. 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 current member of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand (ASAN-AuNZ)’s Executive Committee, the Autism CRC’s Data Access Committee, Aspect’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee, and the Aspect Advisory Council.

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

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

Autism, PhD, Griffith University

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Outputs 2018 2019

  • 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Comment/opinion
  • 1 Editorial

An exploration of autism-specific and non-autism-specific measures of anxiety symptomatology in school-aged autistic children

Den Houting, J., Adams, D., Roberts, J. & Keen, D., Nov 2019, In : Clinical Psychologist. 23, 3, p. 237-248 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Anxiety-related symptomatology in young children on the autism spectrum

Keen, D., Adams, D., Simpson, K., Den Houting, J. & Roberts, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Autism. 23, 2, p. 350-358 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Autistic Disorder
Psychological Adaptation

A portfolio analysis of autism research funding in Australia, 2008-2017

Den Houting, J. & Pellicano, E., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49, 11, p. 4400–4408 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Autistic Disorder
Genetic Research

Knowing autism: the place of experiential expertise

Pellicano, E., Den Houting, J., du Plooy, L. & Lilley, R., 2019, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 42, 2 p., e107.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearch

Autistic Disorder

Neurodiversity: an insider’s perspective

den Houting, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Autism. 23, 2, p. 271-273 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch