South West Campus
Building 6, Level 1, Room 101
585 Robertson Drive, Edith Cowan University
Bunbury, WA 6230
Presented by Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Telethon Kids Institute.
In this exciting event that marks the beginning of Research Week at ECU, hear internationally renowned Professor Whitehouse discuss up to the minute research developments regarding early identification and intervention in Autism.
Professor Whitehouse directs the Autism Research Centre at the Telethon Kids Institute. His research team use a range of methodologies to investigate the early identification and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions, including molecular genetics, neuroscience, endocrinology, behavioural experiments and clinical trials. He is also the Chief Research Officer of the Autism Cooperative Research Centre.
Andrew has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and attracted over $35 million in competitive research grants. He currently writes an internationally syndicated column on autism and child development, which has been read by over 1 million people since 2012. He is also an advisor to State and Commonwealth Governments on policies relating to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions, and he is currently the Chair of the committee that is generating Australia’s first national guideline for autism diagnosis.
Stay on to hear ECU PhD researcher Adam Johnson give an insight into his Participatory Action Research project focused on Bunbury becoming the "Most Accessible Regional City in Australia" (MARCIA), and Jenna Davis who will speak about her experiences as a parent of a child with autism, and as a participant co-researcher in the MARCIA research project.
For more information on Research Week 2017 visit, ecu.edu.au/research/week/