Prof. Fiona Stanley AC

Prof. Fiona Stanley AC


After studying medicine at the University of WA, 2003 Australian of the year Fiona has dedicated her career to improving the health and welfare of our families, and particularly children.

She has been at the forefront of research into establishing the causes of childhood illnesses and of establishing databases to provide better analysis. Professor Stanley is the founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research that was established in Perth in 1990, and is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, a national organisation that was formally constituted in June 2002 with an agenda to improve the health and well-being of young Australians.


Added 08 April 2003

Prof. Fiona Stanley AC

Protecting our Young: Do stronger communities lead to stronger young people and a stronger society?

Many key indicators are headed in the wrong direction. Divorce rates have increased from 2% to 50% of marriages. We have smaller families, and more single parents. It's not surprising that key indicators of child health development and wellbeing are doing poorly. We need a multi-disciplinary approach to tackling these problems on a community level.

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