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FASD Hub Governance


Governance of the FASD Hub will be overseen by the Leadership Group, with strategic direction from the Advisory Group and expert advice on content from the Subject Matter Editorial Panel. The Project Team will have responsibility for implementing content and resources and social media strategies, plus day to day management and compliance with relevant guidelines and accreditation policies.

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FASD Hub Funder

Australian Government Department of Health

  • Approves the grant
  • Receives annual reports

Leadership Group

  • Champions Projects
  • Over-arching responsibility


Advisory Group

  • Strategic direction
  • Considers ideas and issues
  • Makes recommendations

Subject Matter Editorial Panel

  • Review, co-product and approve new content

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Project Team

  • Day-to-day management and implementation of content, social media 
  • Compliance

Advisory Group 

This group brings together representatives from consortium partners, supporting organisations and the community to share their expertise and lived experience to guide the strategic direction of the FASD Hub.

Professor Elizabeth Elliott

Professor Elizabeth Elliott

FASD Hub Australia Chair

  • Chair, FASD Hub Australia Advisory Group
  • Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Consultant paediatrician and Head FASD Assessment service, Children's Hospital Westmead Sydney 
  • Medical Research Futures Foundation-NHMRC Next Generation Fellow
  • Director Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit 

Carol Bower

Professor Carol Bower

  • Emeritus Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Emeritus Professor, University of WA
  • Adjunct Professor, Centre for Child Health Research, University of WA
  • Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Professor Sharon Dawe

Professor Sharon Dawe

  • School of Applied Psychology, Disability & Rehabilitation, Griffith University

Dr N atasha Reid

Dr Natasha Reid

  • Research Fellow, Child Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland

Cassandra Wright

Dr Cassandra Wright

  • Senior Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research
  • NHMRC Early Career Fellow

Louise Gray

Louise Gray

  • Chief Executive Officer, NOFASD Australia

Susan Hickson

Susan Hickson

  • Senior Health Promotion Advisor, Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education

Robyn Williams

Dr Robyn Williams

  • Senior Research Fellow, Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. (Australian & New Zealand FASD Clinical Network representative).

Jessica Birch

Jessica Birch

  • Advocate, writer and speaker living with FASD
  • Shares her lived experience of FASD in an effort to arm individuals, families, carers and health professionals with information to create successful interventions and support.

Neil Reynolds

Neil Reynolds

  • Co-Chair FASD Research Australia CRE Community Reference Group
  • Community advocate
  • Foster carer to two children diagnosed with FASD

Elissa Strumpher

Elissa Strumpher

  • Parent to young child & baby
  • Interest in public health – alcohol and pregnancy & breastfeeding messages which influence people’s views and decisions
  • Trainee breastfeeding counsellor