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September 2021

Microcephaly in Australian infants: A retrospective audit

The aim of this study was to describe clinical characteristics, outcomes and causes of microcephaly in children whose condition was identified within the first year of life.

Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research
June 2021

Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a preventable, lifelong disability that disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of the available information on FASD among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with reference to the limitations on population-based data and evaluated programs.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Published research Aboriginal Health Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Aboriginal Maternal Health & Child Development
June 2021

Oral and written communication skills of adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) compared with those with no/low PAE: A systematic review

Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is associated with growth deficits and neurodevelopmental impairment including foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Difficulties with oral and written communication skills are common among children with PAE; however, less is known about how communication skills of adolescents who have PAE compare with those who do not.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health
June 2021

How new and expecting fathers engage with an app-based online forum: Qualitative analysis

Breastfeeding is important for infants, and fathers are influential in supporting their partner in their decision to breastfeed and how long they breastfeed for. Fathers can feel excluded from traditional antenatal education and support opportunities but highly value social support from peers. Online health forums can be a useful source of social support, yet little is known about how fathers would use a conversation forum embedded in a breastfeeding-focused app. Milk Man is a mobile app that aimed to increase paternal support for breastfeeding using a range of strategies, including a conversation forum.

Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Food and Nutrition
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