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The National FASD Technical Network which provided advice on FASD to the Australian Government Department of Health, identified a national FASD Hub as a priority.

This website provides information for health professionals, parents and carers, other professionals (including for justice, education, child protection and disability services), researchers and policy makers.

About the FASD Hub Australia website

Alcohol use in Australia is widespread and is consumed by men and women of all ages, from all levels of society, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and all ethnic groups. We know that alcohol can cause widespread harm, including injuries due to falls, burns, and car crashes; medical conditions such as liver and coronary heart disease, and many types of cancer; anti-social behaviour, and fights and violence. 

Information on the FASD Hub Australia website is focused on how alcohol use during pregnancy can affect the development of the fetus; the need for early diagnosis; how to diagnose; how health professionals and families can work together to give the best possible support to people living with FASD; and what researchers and policy makers are doing to help make a difference.

Funding and governance


The project is funded under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund administered by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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An Advisory Group of individuals with significant experience and expertise has been established to provide leadership and strategic direction on a range of FASD Hub activities. Members of the Advisory Group include:

Elizabeth Elliott AM (Chair) FAHMS MD MPhil MBBS FRACP FRCPCH FRCP

  • Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
  • Consultant Paediatrician, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Westmead)
  • Director Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit
  • Co-Director FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence


  • Clinical Professor WA Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia
  • Principal Senior Research Fellow Telethon Kids Institute
  • Co-Director FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence

Narelle Mullan Grad Diploma Geographic Information Science, Bachelors Degree Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Program Manager FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence

Heather D'Antoine Masters of Health Economics (Aboriginal Health), Bachelor Applied Science (Health Science), Diploma in Midwifery, Diploma in Nursing

  • Division Leader of Education and Capacity Building and Associate Director for Aboriginal Programs, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin

Louise Gray BA BEd Master of Sociology

  • Executive Director NOFASD Australia

Sue Miers AM

  • Founder and Past Chair of the Board of NOFASD Australia
  • Consumer & Community representative

Neil Reynolds

  • Consumer & Community representative

Doug Shelton MBBS FRACP

  • Paediatrician
  • Director of Community Child Health, Department of Health Queensland, Division of Family, Women's and Child Health, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast Queensland
  • Australian and New Zealand FASD Clinical Network representative

Catherine Crawford

  • Magistrate Children's Court of Western Australia
  • Justice sector representative

Sue Thomas

  • Marulu FASD and Early Life Trauma Strategy Coordinator, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre
  • Education sector representative

Dave McNally

  • A/G Assistant Secretary, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Branch, Population Health and Sport Division, Australian Government Department of Health

Project Team

  • Pete O'Malley Digital Marketing and Content Manager
  • Heather Jones Research Officer

Organisations involved in the development of the website in 2017

  • University of Sydney
  • Telethon Kids Institute
  • FASD Research Australia Centre for Research Excellence
  • Menzies School of Health Research
  • National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Australia (NOFASD)
  • Australian and New Zealand FASD Clinical Network


The statements below apply to any content such as pages, documents, videos, images, sound files and computer code (the 'Material') created by FASD Hub Australia on the FASD Hub Australia website

The information provided on this FASD Hub Australia website is intended to provide general information to health professionals, parents and carers, researchers, policy makers and the general public. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure that the information provided in this website is accurate. However, visitors to this website are advised that:

  • The information provided does not replace individual clinical advice.
  • FASD Hub Australia may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice.
  • Whilst FASD Hub Australia has a policy pertaining to linking to external websites, it is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Linking is for convenience only and should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. FASD Hub Australia cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over availability of the linked pages.
  • FASD Hub Australia does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation, or people who have off-site links to the FASD Hub Australia website.
Page last updated 26 April 2018