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The Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) exists as a result of great demand for evidence-based and specialised treatment programs in the Gold Coast autism community.

CASD is a multidisciplinary research and education facility dedicated to assisting people on the autism spectrum as well as their families, caregivers, educators and other professionals involved in their support.

CASD has a commitment to supporting the autism community through dissemination of research findings and provision of professional education initiatives. The Centre has close links with international researchers with strong track records in autism research and best-practice treatment methods.

We proudly support local, State, National and International bodies involved in providing services to people with an autism disorder and increasing awareness of autism in the general community. 


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Depression Medicine & Life Sciences
Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
Hydrocortisone Medicine & Life Sciences
Anxiety Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychological Resilience Medicine & Life Sciences
Parents Medicine & Life Sciences
autism Social Sciences
Autism Spectrum Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences

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Vicki Bitsika

Person: Teaching and Research, Research Only


Research Output 2004 2018

  • 212 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 44 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Poster
1 Citations
Cluster Analysis
Autism Spectrum Disorder
1 Citations

Limitations in the inverse association between psychological resilience and depression in prostate cancer patients experiencing chronic physiological stress

Sharpley, C. F., Christie, D. R. H., Bitsika, V., Agnew, L. L., Andronicos, N. M., McMillan, M. E. & Richards, T. M., 22 Jan 2018, In : Psycho-Oncology. 27, 1, p. 223-228 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Psychological Resilience
Physiological Stress
Prostatic Neoplasms
Interpersonal Relations

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Internal Professional Development

Bond University Pure Training

Florentina Benga (Attendee), James R. Birt (Attendee), Russ Chess-Williams (Attendee), Aude Etournaud (Attendee), Nickolas James (Attendee), Kristen MacKenzie (Attendee), Skye Marshall (Attendee), Daniel O'Brien (Attendee), Marja Sarvimaki (Attendee), Gregory James Skulmoski (Attendee)
22 Nov 2018

Activity: Professional DevelopmentInternal Professional DevelopmentAttending at professional training session

Student theses

An Investigation into Educational Personnel Knowledge of Functional Assessment Applications in Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Tomecek, B., 8 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Bitsika, V. (Supervisor) & Sharpley, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: investigation into best practice intervention.

Author: Etournaud, A., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Bitsika, V. (Supervisor), Sharpley, C. (Supervisor) & Fourie, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The origins and appearance of sex differences in mental disorders

Author: Grime, S., 11 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Bitsika, V. (Supervisor) & Sharpley, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis