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April 2022

Bigiswun Kid Project: a longitudinal study of adolescents living with high rates of prenatal alcohol exposure, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and early life trauma in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

The Lililwan Project was the first Australian population-based prevalence study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) using active case ascertainment. Conducted in 2010-2011, the study included 95% of all eligible children aged 7-9 years living in the very remote Aboriginal communities of the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Aboriginal Health Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Youth Health Youth mental health
May 2022

Looking beyond: complex holistic care needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugee children and adolescents

Protracted international conflict has seen escalating numbers of displaced and resettled Syrian and Iraqi refugees, raising concerns for their health and well-being. This paper describes the demographic and clinical profiles of recently resettled Syrian and Iraqi refugee children and adolescents across physical, psychosocial, developmental and educational domains using standardised multidisciplinary assessments.

Published research Academic Biostatistics Early Childhood Development Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
March 2022

It takes a village: Influencing policy and practice to prevent alcohol use in pregnancy and promote better outcomes for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by exposure to alcohol in utero. It has pervasive, lifelong impacts and is recognised as a major public health concern in many countries where alcohol is used. The FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council to generate and translate evidence to address prevention, diagnosis, and management of FASD in Australia.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Subsite: Alcohol and Pregnancy
April 2021

Botulinum toxin and surgical intervention in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: who, when and why do we treat?

This audit aimed to increase understanding of the long-term outcomes of evidence-based medical and surgical interventions to improve gross motor function in children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research ORIGINS Child disability
Meet Dr Rebecca Pedruzzi

Working to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure

Meet David Tucker

Making FASD History in the Pilbara

Meet Dr Hayley Passmore

Upskilling frontline professionals with Reframe Training