MBBS (UWA), MSc (London), MD (UWA), Hon DSc (Murdoch), Hon DSc (QUT), Hon DUniv (Edith Cowan), Hon MD(UniMelb), FFPHM, FAFPHM, FRACP, FRANZCOG, FAA
Health Sciences

Professor Fiona Stanley, now Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Paedrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, was formerly Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research; Professor, Department of Paediatrics at the University of Western Australia; and Chair of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.

Professor Stanley's career has focussed on the importance of using population data and research to provide significant health, social and economic benefits to the community.

Her research work involves conducting and supervising studies in maternal and child health. Main areas include:

  • strategies to enhance health and well-being in populations,
  • the causes and prevention of birth defects and major neurological disorders particularly the cerebral palsies,
  • the causes and lifelong consequences of low birth weight and other pre and postnatal problems, and
  • patterns of maternal and child health in Aboriginal and Caucasian populations.
  • Member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
  • Member, Australian Social Inclusion Board
  • Member, Indigenous Implementation Board
  • Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia (1996)
  • Australian of the Year 2003, WA Cit.
  • Stanley, F. (2001) Child Health Since Federation, In 2001 Year Book Australia. ABS Catalogue No.1301.0, p368-400. Australian Bureau of Statistics (eds.). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Stanley F, Blair, E, Alberman E (2000) Cerebral Palsies: Epidemiology and Causal Pathways. London: McKeith Press (Cambridge UP).