Mandy Nayton is the Chief Executive Officer of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation (DSF Literacy and Clinical Services) and President of AUSPELD (the Australian federation of SPELD Associations). She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education and learning disabilities. Mandy is an ardent advocate of research-informed evidence-based practice and has supported the research activities of many academic researchers over many years. She has contributed to 22 peer-reviewed written publications in recent years and was the lead author of a chapter on ‘Evidence-based assessment and intervention for problems with reading’ in a 2017 Handbook of Australian School Psychology. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology and was an appointed member of the Dyslexia Working Party, the Federal Government’s Schools’ Disability Advisory Council and the National Year 1 literacy and numeracy check expert advisory panel. She was awarded the LDA 2014 Mona Tobias Award for her contribution to the field of learning difficulties and an OAM in 2017 for services to the fields of education and learning difficulties.