29th September 2015
Using data linkage to evaluate existing policy and to guide policy development.
Prof Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA is the Founding Director and Patron of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (now Telethon Kids Institute), Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Western Australia and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she was Director, 2013 Festival of Ideas.
Trained in maternal and child health, epidemiology and public health, Professor Stanley has spent her career researching the causes of major childhood illnesses such as birth defects. Her research includes the gathering and analysis of population data for epidemiological and public health research; the causes and prevention of birth defects and major neurological disorders, particularly the cerebral palsies; patterns of maternal and child health in Aboriginal and Caucasian populations; various ways of determining the developmental origins of health and disease; collaborations to link research, policy and practice; and strategies to enhance health and well-being in populations. She pioneered the development, linkage and analysis of population level data and record linkage in Western Australia as a research and evaluation capacity.
Her major contribution has been to establish the Telethon Kids Institute, a unique multidisciplinary independent research institute focussing on the causes and prevention of major problems affecting children and youth and to establish the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. She has over 300 publications, books and book chapters and is a past member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. She is a board member of the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation and has served on major international, national and local committees. For her research on behalf of Australia's children and Aboriginal social justice, she was named Australian of the Year in 2003 and in 2006 she was made a UNICEF Australia Ambassador for Early Childhood Development.
180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
29th September 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket Price includes GST
Bookings Close: 24th September 2015