Back to Directory

Kitty Foley


Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Health

07 5589 3385
[email protected]
Gold Coast Campus, Lismore
Kitty-Rose Foley


Orchid ID


I am an AHPRA registered paediatric Occupational Therapist and a Senior Lecturer undertaking teaching and research activities. My research program is focused on the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I completed my PhD at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, WA. Following this, I undertook a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UNSW Sydney which involved co-leading the development of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Autism in Adults (ALSAA).

I am passionate about conducting research which is co-developed and co-produced with the clients we are aiming to serve. This includes working with the Autistic community in research development and implementation. My research was utilised in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitations of People with Disability as evidence, and also was cited within the National Autism Strategy. Conducting research which leads to real world impact and changes is a key priority and focus of my research.

Graduate School

Looking to further your studies with a research master's or doctorate?

View our higher degree by research options