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FASD Hub Governance Framework

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.

FASD Hub governance framework


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.

Members 2020 - 2023

Professor Elizabeth Elliott (Chair)

  • Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Consultant Paediatrician, Sydney Children's Hospital Network (Westmead)
  • Co-Director FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence (CRE)
  • Director Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit
  • Co-Director Care and Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Drug and Alcohol Problems

Professor Carol Bower

  • Senior Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Co-Director FASD Research Australia CRE

Professor James Smith

  • Father Frank Flynn Fellow (Harm Minimisation) Wellbeing & Preventable Chronic Diseases Division, Menzies School of Health Research

Professor Sharon Dawe

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

Dr Natasha Reid

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

Annalee Stearne

  • Research Associate, Alcohol Policy and Strategies, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Louise Gray

  • Chief Executive Officer, NOFASD Australia

Andrea Gledhill

  • Health Projects Lead, Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education

Narelle Mullan

  • Program Manager, FASD Research Australia CRE

Dr Evi Muggli

  • Senior Research Officer, Clinical Services, Victorian Infant Brain Studies, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Dr Robyn Williams

  • Team Lead, WA Next Generation Aboriginal Youth Well Being Study, Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (Australian & New Zealand FASD Clinical Network representative)

Neil Reynolds

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

Jessica Birch

  • Peer support work with adults diagnosed with FASD
  • Adult diagnosed with FASD 

Nicole van Ingen

  • Long term foster carer
  • Parent to adopted child diagnosed with FASD
  • Primary School Principal

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

Stephanie Bell

  • Co-ordinator Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (Alice Springs)

Project Team

  • Heather Jones, FASD Hub Manager
  • Natalie Eastwell, Digital Communications Specialist