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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Training Victorian Practitioners To Use The Culturally Appropriate Asq-Trak Developmental..
Practitioners' perceptions of the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool for use in Aborigi..
Asq-Trak Inventory: Measuring Developmental Outcomes For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Isla..
Cohort Profile: The Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA)..
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Important components of a programme for children with medical complexity: An Australian perspective
Anita D'Aprano, Susie Gibb, Suzi Riess, Monica Cooper, Nicki Mountford, Elaine Meehan
Journal article | 2020 | Child: Care, Health and Development
BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity (CMC) have high care needs, often unmet by traditional healthcare models. In response..
Practitioners' perceptions of the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool for use in Aboriginal children: A preliminary survey
Anita D'Aprano, Hannah Johnston, Rebecca Jarman, Deepa Jeyaseelan, Yee Pei Chan, Kimberly Johansen, Sue Finch
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
AIM: To determine health practitioners' experience of using the culturally adapted Ages and Stages Questionnaire - Talking about R..
Cohort Profile: The Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) Study
I-Lynn Lee, Brydie Purbrick, Federica Barzi, Alex Brown, Christine Connors, Cherie Whitbread, Elizabeth Moore, Marie Kirkwood, Alison Simmonds, Paula van Dokkum, Elizabeth Death, Stacey Svenson, Sian Graham, Vanya Hampton, Joanna Kelaart, Danielle Longmore, Angela Titmuss, Jacqueline Boyle, Julie Brimblecombe, Richard Saffery, et al.
Journal article | 2018 | INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
Culturally Appropriate Training for Remote Australian Aboriginal Health Workers: Evaluation of an Early Child Development Training Intervention
Anita D'Aprano, Sven Silburn, Vanessa Johnston, Frank Oberklaid, Collette Tayler
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
3 month residency at Ormond College
$64,000 awarded for PhD project funds
FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Senior Research Fellow In Indigenous Health
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Doctor of Philosophy
Charles Darwin University
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
University of Melbourne