Dr Hester MacMillan is a psychologist specialising in child development and disability in childhood. She has worked in the field of hearing impairment over a number of years, initially at The Shepherd Centre in Sydney, and more recently at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in Sydney where she consults to families of children aged 0-18 years through the Early Learning Program and RIDBC Teleschool. She has also worked at Westmead Children’s Hospital in the Disability Specialist Unit. She has a particular interest in the social and emotional development of children with hearing impairment. Dr MacMillan trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, receiving her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of London. Her doctoral studies focused on the bullying and self-concept of children with intellectual disability.