Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA is the Founding Director and Patron of the Telethon Kids Institute; is a Distinguished Research Professor, School of Medicine at The University of Western Australia; and Director, Australian National Development Index (ANDI) at The University of Melbourne. Professor Stanley has more than 300 published papers in scientific journals. She has served on the Federal Government's Social Inclusion Board and the WA State Government's Indigenous Implementation Board. She established the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth in 2002, and has given many presentations, both nationally and internationally, on the socio-economic determinants of child health. She was Australian of the Year in 2003 and since 2006 has been the UNICEF Australia Ambassador for Early Childhood Development. She is Chair of the Alcohol Advertising Review Board, a Governor of the Ian Potter Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Board of CHE.