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NOFASD Australia Ambassadors

Sue Miers

Sue Miers

Founder - NOFASD Australia

Sue is the founder and past Chair of the Board of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia (NOFASD Australia). NOFASD Australia was founded in 1999 as The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Rela..


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Dame Quentin Bryce - Our Patron

Dame Quentin Bryce - Our Patron

The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO

Quentin Bryce has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland and for Australia. Quenti..


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Dr Jeff McMullen

Dr Jeff McMullen

Journalist, author and film-maker

Journalist, author and film-maker for over fifty years, Dr Jeff McMullen AM has been a foreign correspondent for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, reporter for Four Corners and Sixty Minutes, anchor of the 33-part issue series on ABC Television, D..


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Carmela Pestell

Carmela Pestell

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Carmela Pestell is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with over 25 years' experience working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, neurological conditions and acquired brain injury. She has als..


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Dr Doug Shelton

Dr Doug Shelton

Director for Children’s & Women’s Health, Gold Coast Health (2000-2013)

Doug is a paediatrician who qualified in 1994 and who has sub-specialised in community paediatrics and child development. He is the Medical Director for Children’s & Women’s Health, Gold Coast Health (2000-2013), comprising Commu..


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Dr Heidi Webster

Dr Heidi Webster

MBBS, FRACP, MPH (Masters Public Health)

Dr Heidi Webster is a consultant paediatrician specialising in developmental and behavioural disorders. She is the Clinical Services Director at the Sunshine Coast Child Development Service (CDS) in Maroochydore, QLD and set up the Sunshine Coast ..


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Dr James Fitzpatrick

Dr James Fitzpatrick

Consultant Paediatrician, Researcher and Entrepreneur

James Fitzpatrick is a consultant paediatrician, researcher and entrepreneur. He established PATCHES Paediatrics to harness the creativity of social enterprise and the precision of science to address seemingly intractable health problems in Abori..


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Dr Kerryn Bagley

Dr Kerryn Bagley

Clinical Social Worker, FASD consultant.

Dr Kerryn Bagley is an accredited clinical social worker who specialises in support for children and young people with FASD, and FASD education and training for professionals. Kerryn first became aware of FASD while working in primary mental heal..


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Dr Marcel Zimmet

Dr Marcel Zimmet

MBBS BA(Hons) FRACP

Dr Marcel Zimmet is a paediatrician specialising in developmental and behavioural disorders. He works at the at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (Westmead) in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic. This is part of the new ..


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Dr Sharman Stone

Dr Sharman Stone

Federal Member for Murray

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone has been the Federal Member for Murray since 1996. In 2011 Dr Sharman Stone successfully gained bipartisan support for her motion on FAS/FASD in the House of Representatives. Dr Stone established the National In..


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Michael Thorn

Michael Thorn

Chief Executive, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

Michael Thorn is Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) (http://www.fare.org.au/), and has been responsible for leading FARE’s efforts to stop alcohol-related harm in Australia since January 2011. FA..


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Ms June Oscar

Ms June Oscar

Chief Executive Officer

June Oscar is Chief Executive Officer of Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre and a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing. She is a Bunuba language speaker and is considered one of the most outstanding Aborigi..


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Nick Rushworth

Nick Rushworth

Executive Officer of Brain Injury Australia

Nick Rushworth has been Executive Officer of Brain Injury Australia since 2008. He was also President of the Brain Injury Association of New South Wales between 2004 and 2008. In 1996, Nick sustained a severe traumatic brain injury as a result of..


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Professor Carol Bower

Professor Carol Bower

Senior Principal Research Fellow

Professor Carol Bower is Senior Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth WA, Professor, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia and Medical Specialist and Head, WA Register of Developmental Anomalies..


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Professor Elizabeth Elliott

Professor Elizabeth Elliott

Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney

Elizabeth Elliott AM is a Distinguished Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney; Consultant Paediatrician at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network at Westmead; a National Health a..


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Professor Heather Douglas

Professor Heather Douglas

ARC Future Fellow

Heather is a legal academic based at the T.C.Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. She researches in the areas of criminal justice and domestic violence and has published regularly on FASD. In particular her work has focussed on s..


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Professor John Boulton

Professor John Boulton

Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics

John is an academic paediatrician, now retired from clinical practice. His undergraduate medical education was at Edinburgh University followed by post-grad training in the children’s hospitals of Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide. He was appo..


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Professor Steve Allsop

Professor Steve Allsop

Professor and Director of the National Drug Research Institute

Professor Steve Allsop has been involved in alcohol and drug policy, prevention and treatment research and practice, professional development and service management for more than 30 years, working in government and academic positions. He is Profe..


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