The Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit association formed in the early 1980s. The goals of the Association are to foster and promote research on human development at all stages of the lifespan, including prenatal development, infancy and childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The association promotes the application of research findings to inform professional practise in various disciplines, as well as to inform social policy concerned with individual development, families and communities.  

Members’ research interests are varied and include ageing, infant development, special needs, social development, learning, developmental psychopathology, adolescence, adult development, cognitive development, early childhood, motor and perceptual development, children’s rights, family processes, parenting, lifespan development, reading and language development.