Brent Maxwell Jones
Ph.D. (Otago), M.Soc.Sci. (Waikato), BCBA-D
Brent Maxwell ‘Max’ Jones is the Clinical Director of BASES. Max has a PhD in Behavioural Psychology and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (see www.bacb.com).
For around 25 years, Max has taught principles of learning and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at universities, published behaviour‐analytic research, and consulted privately to families containing a child with some developmental (or intellectual) disability.
He was the inaugural Director of the Postgraduate Programme in ABA at the University of Auckland (NZ), spent time working for a UN-affiliated organization charged with researching methods for clearing land mines (see http://www.gichd.org), was funded by NIH grants for autism research while being faculty in the E.K. Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (USA) (see http://shriver.umassmed.edu/about-us), has conducted ABA research at the New England Center for Children (USA), and has taught ABA courses at Northeastern University (USA) and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (USA).
He serves on the editorial board of Behaviour Analysis in Practice, and reviews manuscripts on an ad-hoc basis for the Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour.
In 2012, he arrived in Perth to take up a position as Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University. He resigned from that position in January 2014 in order to pursue full-time clinical application of ABA.
Max is 51-years-old and has three children to his wife – Susanne. The oldest child is a 15-year-old boy with ASD.
Charlotte We Ling Tang
B.Psych (Hons), BCaBA
Charlotte is the Case Manager at BASES. She has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree from the University of Western Australia and is currently enrolled in a Master of Philosophy (Psychology) at Curtin University. The research she is conducting toward her Master’s degree concerns strategies for teaching children with developmental disabilities to select items that a teacher has named.
Charlotte completed post-graduate courses in ABA through the Florida Institute of Technology in the USA, has accumulated over 1500 hours of supervised experience as a trainee Behaviour Analyst, and has been applying ABA principles in EIBI for children with autism for over seven years. Charlotte recently passed an exam for certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA).
Photo below: Dr Jones at the BASES booth set up for the Autism Awareness Day event held at Ascot Racecourse (Perth) in April, 2016.