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Angela Wright Bennett Professor of Autism Research; Head, Autism Research Team

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Professor Andrew Whitehouse is the Angela Wright Bennett Professor of Autism Research at Telethon Kids and Professor of Autism Research at The University of Western Australia. He is also Chief Research Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) and Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.

Professor Whitehouse has been working at the Telethon Institute since 2009, having arrived back in Western Australia from the University of Oxford, where he was the Scott Family Junior Research Fellow for Studies in Autism (University College).

Prof Whitehouse has been awarded competitive research funds from national and international funding bodies exceeding $30 million, and he is currently funded by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.

Prof Whitehouse directs the Autism Research Team, which seeks to discover new ways of identifying autism as early as possible and develop innovative methods for helping children with autism reach their full potential.

For more information about his team's research, please follow their Facebook page or visit the Autism Research Team.

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Dr Andrew Whitehouse poses the questions that make you gasp, snigger and ponder; the questions that you've thrown around over a coffee with friends, without ever reaching a conclusion.

In a wonderful combination of stories from modern parenting, tales from history, and scientific research, Andrew Whitehouse busts open thirteen of the best myths around, and provides reassurance and light relief from the challenges of parenthood.

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Autism on 7 News

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Autism on 7 News