Category: Research

The fate of children – landmark FASD study

ABC News (Australia) – Researchers return to find out fate of children involved in landmark FASD study Ten years after a groundbreaking study revealed record-high rates of FASD in outback Australia, researchers have returned to the Kimberley to see how the children are coping in adulthood.

Taking action on FASD rates among Maori

(1 Dec 2020) Taking action on FASD rates among Maori Clinical neuropsychologist Sarah Goldsbury (Ngati Porou me Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) has received a Clinical Research Training Fellowship worth $260,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to carry out research on Maori whanau experiences of neuropsychological assessment for FASD. Gisbourne Herald, NZ

Ophthalmological findings in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders – A cohort study from childhood to adulthood.

Gyllencreutz E, et al. (January 2020) Ophthalmological findings in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders – A cohort study from childhood to adulthood. The most common refractive error was astigmatism. In children with FASD, ophthalmological findings like refractive errors, strabismus, and fundus abnormalities are frequent and continue into early adulthood. The characteristic facial features of FAS diminish […]