Hi there,

I’m Amanda.

  • Over 26 years in Education in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary settings.

  • University Supervisor

  • University Lecturer

  • Educational Consultant

  • Reading Specialist

  • Learning Specialist

  • Social Worker


With over 26 years experience in education in numerous roles I am a passionate educator and advocate for children, adolescents and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. 

I have completed 5 university degrees in education with my research into working memory and reading resulting in the RIP IT UP Reading Program. I am currently studying my 6th degree, a Master of Social Work with a focus on mental health, trauma and anxiety. 

Not only have I assisted over 10,000+ individuals with severe reading difficulties and disabilities learn to read, I have also been involved in educating and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students through their studies.  I have lectured to thousands of educators and health professionals across Australia & New Zealand on the importance of working memory to the learning process. 

I continue to support NGOs, DCJ, schools, conferences, seminars and individuals with research and evidence based knowledge and intervention. 



Master of Social Work (current), CSU

Master of Philosophy (Education Research),  UON

Master of Educational Studies, QUT

Bachelor of Arts, UON

GradDipEducation, CSU



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