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Co-Head, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

BSc (Hons), PhD

Associate Professor Brad Farrant has been at the Telethon Kids Institute since 2010.  Prior to joining the Institute he completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Western Australia.

Brad is a wadjella (non-Aboriginal person) who was born on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja in Bentley and grew up in different places around Western Australia. Brad is the Regional Lead for the Healthy Environments and Lives (HEAL) Network in Western Australia. Much of his research focuses on the importance of early childhood development including how broader ecological factors like climate change, biodiversity loss, population growth, and peak water will interact to affect children's development now and in the future. He is particularly interested in how to connect this to strengths of Aboriginal people and culture.