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Dr

Anita D'Aprano

Senior Research Fellow In Indigenous Health
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Early childhood development; Measurement tools
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
child development
humans
child, preschool
pediatrics
female
infant
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Dr

Anita D'Aprano

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child health
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Dr

Anita D'Aprano

 

Dr Anita D’Aprano is a consultant paediatrician and a senior research fellow, in Indigenous child health, in the Department of Paediatrics. Dr D’Aprano undertook her PhD studies in the Northern Territory exploring developmental monitoring practices in Aboriginal populations, work which led to the creation of the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool – the first culturally appropriate tool for use with Australian Aboriginal children.

Since completing her PhD, Anita has continued to lead ethical Indigenous child health research, principally in the development of culturally appropriate and validated measures. She has a particular interest and commitment to optimising translational outcomes and in engaging Aboriginal communities. Dr D’Aprano’s current research program is focused on implementation of the ASQ-TRAK and developing a culturally appropriate early childhood outcome measure for Australian Aboriginal children, the ASQ: EXTENDED TRAK.Her career vision is to continue to provide leadership in the design, implementation and translation of research with Aboriginal communities that makes a significant difference to the well-being of Aboriginal children and families.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

$8,385

The Lowitja Institute Knowledge Exchange Award

2012

3 month residency at Ormond College

The Jane Freemantle Fellowship at Ormond College, The University of Melbourne

2011

Australian Postgraduate Award

2011

$64,000 awarded for PhD project funds

Lowitja Institute Award

2010

$2,500

Northern Territory Research and Innovation Scholarship

2003

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow In Indigenous Health

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Member

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia

Fellow

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

University of Melbourne