Jessica Staniland


Jessica Staniland
General Manager Lizard Centre

BPsych(Hons) MPsych(Clin)

Jessica is the General Manager of the Lizard Centre, responsible for the leadership, operational and strategic management of early intervention services in the fields of applied behaviour analysis and speech and language pathology services.

A Senior Clinical Psychologist with 10+ years’ experience, Jessica has extensive experience in the assessment, treatment planning, and use of evidence-based intervention modalities for children and young people with disabilities disabilities as well as developmental, behavioural and mental health challenges. 

Jessica has worked across the not-for-profit, government and private sectors and has significant experience in large scale well-being program development and roll-out.

Jessica has been drawn upon as an “expert” for Podcasts, parenting websites, and mental health and disability support group presentations. She is an author and award winner in the Autism field, having focussed a lot of her career on reducing stigma around developmental delays in the school setting, seeking to boost student wellbeing.

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