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Neurodevelopment Australia, is an unprecedented national alliance between, leading universities, major hospitals, clinicians, providers, researchers and community groups.  Our goal is improve the health and social outcomes for children and families dealing with neurodevelopment challenges, such as autism, epilepsy, ADHD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, Tourettes and others.

We are committed to helping children and their families from early childhood - when the first 2000 days of a child's development is absolutely critical, through the school years and into adulthood.  


Neurodevelopment Australia has been fortunate to have the following members on our Steering Committee guiding us through this initial establishment phase.

  • Prof Nadia Badawi, Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

  • Prof Mark Bellgrove, Director of Research at the Turner Institute, Monash University

  • Isaac Bromley, Director Infrastructure Advisory, EY 

  • Prof David Coghill, Psychiatrist, Financial Markets Foundation Chair of Developmental Health, University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

  • A/Professor Michelle Farrar, Paediatric Neurologist, Sydney Children's Hospital Network (Randwick) and UNSW Sydney 

  • Prof Adam Guastella (Chair), Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School and the University of Sydney

  • A/Prof Honey Heussler, Paediatrician, University of Queensland and Children’s Health Queensland Hospital

  • Prof Christel Middeldorp, Child Psychiatrist, University of Queensland & Children’s Health Queensland Hospital. National Co-Chair of the Children's Mental Health Strategy 

  • Prof. Elizabeth Pellicano, Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University

  • Prof Nicole Rinehart, Clinical Psychologist, Deakin University and Deakin Child Study Centre, Founder of AllPlay

  • Nicole Rogerson, CEO Autism Awareness Australia

  • Prof. Andrew Whitehouse, Angela Wright Bennett Chair in Autism Research - Telethon Kids Institute, Head of Research Autism CRC, University of Western Australia

  • Director: Pip Quinn 


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