Professor Alison Garton
MA (Hons), DPhil, FAPS
Professor Alison Garton is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Edith Cowan University where she previously held the position of Professor of Psychology. Prior to that, Alison was Executive Director of the Australian Psychological Society and also held the position of inaugural Director of Training and Standards on the APS Board of Directors. This role involved the finalisation of a new consolidated set of accreditation guidelines and the establishment of the five-yearly regular site visit cycle. At that time, she also developed the requirements for continuing professional development for practising psychologists.
Alison was an assessor for APAC and its predecessor from 2003 to 2017. Alison has worked in academia, policy and management in various universities, and state and non-government organisations, has authored one textbook, four monographs and three edited books, along with over 100 refereed articles, chapters, reports and papers, mainly on children’s language and cognitive development as well as on professional ethics, professional practice and health policy. She has supervised countless students at honours, masters and doctoral/ PhD levels and has received awards for her supervision.
Alison is currently a senior sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal working in the human rights and vocational regulation streams, the latter a result of having been a previous member and chair of the Psychologists Board of Western Australia. She is Deputy Chair of the WA Department of Health Human Research Ethics Committee and Deputy Chair of the APS Institute Board of Studies.