Jacqui has held the Chair of Autism in the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Griffith University since 2011. Jacqui has been working in autism since the 1980s as a teacher, speech pathologist, principal, senior manager and academic.
In her current position at ACE, Jacqui is responsible for developing the research agenda focusing on research that will enhance outcomes for individuals with autism. The ACE also offers an extensive multidisciplinary postgraduate study program in Autism comprising a graduate certificate, masters and doctoral program in autism studies and engages in consultancy with industry and government.
Jacqui is a director of the national Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders and received the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) award for outstanding service to the autism community.
Jacqui co-authored a book for parents Understanding Autism. The Essential Guide for Parents 2nd edition, 2018 with Professor Katrina Williams.