National Indigenous Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Resource Project

  • Research program: Needs of Aboriginal Australians
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 2010
  • Expected end date: April 2014
  • Completion date: June 2014
  • Funded by: Dept of Health and Ageing - Schedule 5 NDRI Funding Agreement
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The aim of this project – conducted on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health – was to develop culturally appropriate resources to assist health professionals in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings to address the issues of alcohol and pregnancy and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). These resources, included iPad/Web based poster-maker platforms to enable service providers to develop their own locally appropriate resources.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Dr Nyanda McBride
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1605
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Chief Investigator

Prevention and early intervention


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Professor Steve Allsop
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1606
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Chief Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


  • Principal Investigator: Professor Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Professor Dennis Gray, Curtin University
  • Project staff: Dr Lynn Roarty, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Colleen O'Leary, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Edward Wilkes, Curtin University
  • Project staff: Kate Frances, Curtin University

Dr Kate Frances
Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1637
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Dr Lynn Roarty
Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1600
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Roarty, L. (2014). FASD PosterMaker: A creative response to providing health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. [UJ199]

Roarty, L., Frances, K., Allsop, S., O'Leary, C., M., McBride, N. and Wilkes, E., T. (2014). Alcohol, pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Resources for health professionals working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9873641-4-2 [T228] Download PDF