• 56 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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Research Outputs

  • 56 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Comment/opinion
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Letter

Brief report: investigating the impact of anxious symptomatology in autistic children

den Houting, J., Adams, D., Roberts, J. & Keen, D., 26 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Occupational therapists use of autism terminology

    Foley, K. R. & den Houting, J., Feb 2020, In : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 67, 1, p. 97 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    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 journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    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 journalArticle

  • 18 Citations (Scopus)

    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 journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)