Dr Ann Parker – Principal Psychologist

Ann completed her psychology training through the Intellectual Disability Services Council (IDSC) in the beginning of 2007. Ann moved to the Dept for Education in 2010 and worked in Golden Grove and Elizabeth schools, working with pre-school, primary school, and secondary school students, their families, and their teachers. She was frequently a member of funding panels as well as special options panels and speech and language program panels.

From 2018 to 2022, Ann worked in a B-12 independent girl’s schools as the learning support psychologist. As well as performing learning assessments, she was involved in policy writing, management of Learning Plans, and coordination of the NCCD.

Now, Ann works in private practice, offering an assessment service focusing on school-aged children. Ann travels to schools with a focus on learning difficulties. Ann also works through The Speech Boutique on Thursdays and Ignite Allied Health on Fridays.


  • Australian Psychological Society, since 2008
  • Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, since 2010, currently serving as President
  • Learning Difficulties Australia, since 2019
  • Autism SA Board, since 2022
  • South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA), since 2023

Ann’s PhD, conferred in 2005, was titled Differential Use of Discretionary Powers: Police and Young Offenders, and involved studies of Australian and International police jurisdictions.

As an AHPRA Board-approved supervisor, Ann is able to provide supervision to psychology students for research or practice. She is currently the primary supervisor for four people through the 4+2 program and one through the 5+1 program. Ann is also primary supervisor for Masters placements.