Lojic Institute is committed to providing a range of specialised behaviour support services to individuals of all ages and abilities, their support systems, communities, and community organisations in New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania.

Our Feather

The shaft of our feather represents Lojic Institute’s foundation – our commitment to human rights. Supporting people to experience the full expression of their human rights is our focus. This provides the framework for us to work with a person to experience increased outcomes, opportunities, and quality of life. These opportunities are represented by the vanes of the feather.

The feather image acknowledges that we are not just individuals; we live in a unique community context. It is a group of feathers that is required to enable a bird to fly; likewise Lojic Institute works with a person in their community and specific context to uphold their human rights and achieve the outcomes they want to achieve. We will collectively support an individual to fly.

The small circles in the feather are a reference to science and our commitment to taking an evidence-based and scientific approach to human services.

Vision

The vision of Lojic Institute is

“Inclusive communities where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and their contribution valued.”

MISSION

The Mission of Lojic Institute is to practice and promote excellence in human services through:

  • Support to individuals

    we will provide high quality, evidence based support to individuals.

  • Organisational development

    we will work with other organisations to embed high quality, evidence based practices.

  • Partnerships and collaboration

    we will work with others in a spirit of cooperation to achieve the best possible outcome for our stakeholders

  • Research

    we will contribute actively and promote and support others to contribute to the knowledge in our fields of endeavour

  • Intentional influence

    we will seek to influence policy and other decision-makers in order to promote the best possible outcomes for our communities and their quality of life.

VALUES

Our values serve as a compass for our actions, decision and behaviours. The company exists to serve the needs of the community and individuals through:

  • Respect for the Individual

  • Boundless possibilities

  • Excellence

  • Innovation

  • Passion

  • Consistency

Carl Patterson

General Manager

Head Office

Carl is a registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with people with a disability. Carl’s experience includes working with children in out of home care, people with mental illness, women escaping domestic violence, people experiencing homelessness, older Australians with cognitive disorders and managing community housing, Aboriginal Health and Well Being services. His particular passion is working with those with complex behaviour issues and needs.

Carl has worked in government, holding senior operational management and policy and program development positions. He was significantly involved in the development and introduction of the Restrictive Practice regulations in the disability sector in Queensland. Carl has expertise in clinical governance. He was the senior Clinician responsible for the review of the Clinical Governance arrangements for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Dane Jacka

Manager – Practice Excellence

Head Office

Dane is a passionate advocate for all people to experience the full range of the human rights and to live a life of peace and joy, with a high level of quality of life. Skilled in understanding the link between organisational systems, people and outcomes for clients, he works toward values-based networks throughout human service businesses. Dane has worked in senior roles in the human service sector, provided change management consultancy to a large NGO and provides pro-bono coaching for small NGO’s.

His 20 years of experience encompasses disability services, family support services, out of home care, mental health support, housing and homelessness services and has experience designing innovative service models, developing overarching practice frameworks, reshaping HR systems and large scale business development. Dane has qualifications in management and project management.

John Wooderson

Manager – Behaviour Support/Senior Behaviour Specialist

Head Office

John has qualifications in education, including a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Queensland. John has extensive clinical experience designing and implementing positive behaviour interventions and previously worked with the Centre of Excellence in Behaviour Support. This included time as the acting Director of Learning and Development for the Centre. While working in this role, he co-ordinated the development and delivery of the Functional Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support Training package that was used to provide knowledge and skills development for staff and parents to develop positive behaviour support plans.

John has published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His research interests include positive behaviour support and organisational behaviour management in human service settings.

Laura Roche, Ph.D.

Senior Behaviour Specialist – Research

Head Office

Laura Roche completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. At Victoria University, Wellington, she completed her Masters of Educational Psychology, involving intervention for three children with autism spectrum disorder. Laura then completed her PhD in Educational Psychology where she conducted specialised functional communication interventions for individuals with multiple and profound disabilities. Laura has over 5 years of experience in conducting behavioural interventions for individuals with a range of developmental and rare genetic disabilities, and has published over 13 intervention and literature review papers in international peer reviewed journals.

Megan Borlase, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Senior Behaviour Analyst

Sydney Office

Megan has post graduate degrees in Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She has spent her adult life working in disability support services in England, New Zealand, USA, and Australia. She completed her doctorate in ABA in 2015 at Caldwell University, New Jersey USA and has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2013. Megan has worked with a wide range of behaviours of concern, skill deficits, and age groups. She is an experienced presenter and has worked as a supervisor and trainer for over five years. Megan has presented her research at international conferences and has research published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She loves applying her expertise to helping individuals realise their potential and improve their quality of life.

Note: Lojic clinicians are supported to undertake further study/training in applied behaviour analysis to continue to be at the forefront of industry requirements in the specialist behaviour skill area. All staff abide by a Code of Practice and ethical standards (industry or Lojic standard) and undergo regular supervision/mentoring. Lojic staff utilise developed relationships and associations with other professional groups as required to ensure a holistic approach to services.