Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder research collaboration

Our work aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced prenatal alcohol exposure/fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and their families.

Firstly, through investigating ways to improve prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure. It is common for many people in Australia to be consuming alcohol before they know that they are pregnant. Whilst some people are able to stop drinking once they find out they are pregnant; for others it can be very difficult as they may not have received the type of supports needed to be able to stop drinking. 

For those who have experienced prenatal alcohol exposure we aim to investigate ways of improving assessment, diagnosis, and support. Ensuring that children and adolescents are provided with holistic and integrated care that meets their physical, developmental and wellbeing needs. Additionally, we understand that it can be very challenging for parents, caregivers and families caring for children with prenatal alcohol exposure/fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and thus, our research and clinic also focuses on how we can better support and improve caregiver and family wellbeing.

Team

  • Dr Natasha Reid

    Research Fellow
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Professor Karen Moritz

    Associate Dean (Research)
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr Nicole Hayes

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Nicole Hewlett

    Ms Nicole Hewlett

    Casual Research Officer
    Child Health Research Centre
    Principal Research Project Officer
    School of Public Health
  • Chelsea Vanderpeet

    Ms Chelsea Vanderpeet

    Casual Academic - Physiology
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Casual Research Technician & Senior Research Assistant
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Maree Maloney

    Ms Maree Maloney

    Senior Occupational Therapist
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Dr Karen Liddle

    ATH - Senior Lecturer
    Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
  • Khari Garavelis

    Miss Khari Garavelis

    Casual Research Psychologist & Research Assistant & Project Coordinator
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Deborah Askew

    Associate Professor Deborah Askew

    Principal Research Fellow
    General Practice Clinical Unit and School of Public Health
  • Vivian Lyall

    Ms Vivian Lyall

    Research Assistant
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Ms Maria Briguglio

    Research Assistant
    Child Health Research Centre
  • Ms Claudia Lee

    Research/Laboratory Assistant & Casual Research Assistant
    Child Health Research Centre
    Casual Research Assistant
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Collaborators

Lisa AkisonDr Lisa Akison

Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences

 

Linda GalloDr Linda Gallo

UQ Amplify Lecturer, School of BIomedical Sciences

 

Matthew GulloAssociate Professor Matthew Gullo

NHMRC TRIP Fellow, National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research
 

Tanya RoseDr Tanya Rose

Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Hannah GulloDr Hannah Gullo

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Vicki CliftonProfessor Vicki Clifton

Honorary Professor, Mater Research Institute-UQ

 

Associate Professor Honey Heussler

ATH - Associate Professor, Child Health Research Centre

Students

Our neurodevelopmental clinic was established to provide assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment for children with prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Our clinic is a joint initiative between the University of Queensland (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences) and Children’s Health Queensland.

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More information and referrals: ndclinic@uq.edu.au

Our clinic provides vital services for children with confirmed or suspected prenatal alcohol exposure and/or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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