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 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 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.
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
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.