Fellows Detail

Professor Margot Prior AO

BMus, BA (Melbourne), MSc, PhD (Monash), DSc (Honoris Causa) (Melbourne)

Elected: 1992

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Child development, mental health, social issues


Professor Margot Prior is in the School of Psychological Sciences at Melbourne University. She is also a member of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and an Adjunct Professor at LaTrobe University. She specialises in childhood learning and psychosocial problems, including autism, dyslexia, antisocial and hyperactivity disorders.


Committee membership:

  • Federal Government, Health Inequalities Research Committee,
  • National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being – Child and Adolescent Collaborator;
  • Victorian Government, Heart and Cancer Health Initiatives Advisory Committee.
  • Federal Government Autism Reference Group


Australian Psychological Society President’s Award for Distinguished contributions to Psychology

Learning Difficulties Australia: Eminent Researcher Award




Email: margotprior [at] gmail.com
Work Phone: 03 8344 4906

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