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Senior Research Fellow


Dr Gail Alvares is a senior researcher within CliniKids, with a focus on improving mental health outcomes children diagnosed with autism and their families. Gail has led a range of research projects within the CliniKids team, including developing an attention game for children, evaluating outcomes for adolescents and adults diagnosed in childhood, and coordinating a national autism biobank.

In 2016, she was selected in a national competition by ABC’s Radio National as a “Top 5 Under 40” scientist in Australia, and in 2022 was named in the “Top 40 under 40” autism researchers internationally by Spectrum News. She is passionate about science communication and translation of research outcomes to the community.