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Dr. Grace Hancock DPsych (clin), MAPS, FCCLP

Clinical Psychologist

Grace Hancock is a Clinical Psychologist with a keen interest in child and adolescent psychology. She has experience in toddler, child, adolescent, and adult mental health and development; within public, private, and not-for-profit organisations. This has involved supporting individuals with a wide range of emotional difficulties (e.g. anxiety, sadness, stress), social wellbeing, and developmental differences, as well as their families.  

Grace completed her Doctor of Psychology (clinical) qualifications through Deakin University and has completed further specialised training in Autism, including in diagnostic assessments through the respected Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC).

Grace's interest in autism developed while working within an autism-focused early intervention centre where she conducted psychological assessments and provided a range of interventions for young children. Grace has also worked within a multidisciplinary autism assessment team at CAMHS. 

Grace has been involved in research projects supported through Deakin University. Focuses include better understanding how the experiences of initiating, developing, and maintaining relationships can be different for individuals on the autism spectrum. Grace is a collaborator and lab member of Deakin University's Healthy Autistic Life Lab (HALL).
Grace's publications are listed here.


Grace has a particular interest in understanding, assessing, and supporting autistic girls and adolescents. This is a complex area which requires sound clinical knowledge and experience. It is important and rewarding work.

Outside of work, Grace is also a mum to two children. Having always lived in Melbourne's West, she has good local knowledge and established networks with the local schools, support services, and the community.​

For more information about what to expect when seeing a Clinical Psychologist, please click here.​

Grace currently consults in Williamstown (assessment and therapy) and also as part of the Melbourne Autism Assessment Clinic (MAAC).   

For referrers or health professionals seeking further details of Grace's qualifications, training, and clinical experience, please click here.

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