BSc, BSocSci, BA (Hons)
Elissa is a research assistant in the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health team. Elissa has a background in anthropology, having completed undergraduate and honours in social sciences at Curtin University. Elissa is interested in the social and cultural influences on health choices and parenting, with particular interest in transition to parenting, early parenting and breastfeeding. Elissa is currently working on a study to identify research priorities for early child development.
Improving the Journey Before, During and After Diagnosis of a Neurodevelopmental Condition: Suggestions from a Sample of Australian Consumers and Professionals
The current study used a transdiagnostic approach to explore experiences of consumers and professionals on how the process of assessing and diagnosing neurodevelopmental conditions can be improved.Published research Human Capability Child Disability Autism Research Youth Mental Health Subsite: CliniKids Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Youth mental healthAugust 2022
A systematic review of the biological, social, and environmental determinants of intellectual disability in children and adolescents
This systematic review aimed to identify the most important social, environmental, biological, and/or genetic risk factors for intellectual disability.Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Child Disability Autism Research Subsite: CliniKids Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Child disability
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