Dr Tracey Tsang

Senior Research Fellow
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

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Biographical details

Dr. Tracey Tsang is a Senior Research Fellow for the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health and The George Institute for Global Health at The University of Sydney. Her experience in adolescent health research covers areas including FASD, obesity, metabolic health, physical activity, martial arts, behaviour, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and she has designed and conducted numerous clinical trials and observational studies. She is an Assistant Director for the FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence (in which she is leading the research in the theme of FASD Diagnosis), and is an Expert Reviewer and Member of two Scientific Advisory Committees. Her current FASD-related work includes behaviour and cognition, neurodevelopmental outcomes, screening and physical activity measurement, assessment of facial dysmorphology (including development of Aboriginal norms), a practice change intervention study, and national dissemination and evaluation of the Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD and educational campaigns to health professionals.

Research interests

  • FASD
  • Behaviour, well-being, quality of life
  • Cognition
  • ADHD
  • Martial arts
  • Physical activity
  • Child & adolescent health research

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Tsang, T. (2010). Health benefits associated with Kung Fu training. In Jason E. Warnick and W. Daniel Martin (Eds.), Advancements in the Scientific Study of Combative Sports. Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Tsang, T., Carmichael Olson, H., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Hand, M., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2017). Behavior in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Remote Australia: A Population-Based Study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 38(7), 528-537. [More Information]
  • Doney, R., Lucas, B., Jirikowic, T., Tsang, T., Watkins, R., Sauer, K., Howat, P., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Elliott, E., et al (2017). Graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A population-based study in remote Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(1), 68-78. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Elliott, E. (2017). High global prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol syndrome indicates need for urgent action. The Lancet Global Health, 5(3), e232-e233. [More Information]
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Latimer, J., Carmichael Olson, H., Carter, M., Oscar, J., Lucas, B., Doney, R., Salter, C., Try, J., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, E., Tsang, T., Ferreira, M., Elliott, E., et al (2017). Prevalence and profile of Neurodevelopment and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) amongst Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65, 114-126. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, K., Quintana, D., Hermens, D., Spooner, C., Tsang, T., Clarke, S., Kohn, M. (2017). Sustained attention and heart rate variability in children and adolescents with ADHD. Biological Psychology, 124, 11-20. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Doney, R., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Gross motor performance in children prenatally exposed to alcohol and living in remote Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(8), 814-824. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Doney, R., Latimer, J., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Impairment of motor skills in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in remote Australia: The Lililwan Project. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(6), 719-727. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Lucas, B., Carmichael Olson, H., Pinto, R., Elliott, E. (2016). Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, FASD, and Child Behavior: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 137(3), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Doney, R., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Jirikowic, T., Carmichael Olson, H., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Soft neurological signs and prenatal alcohol exposure: a population-based study in remote Australia. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 58(8), 861-867. [More Information]
  • Doney, R., Lucas, B., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Sauer, K., Howat, P., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Visual-motor integration, visual perception, and fine motor coordination in a population of children with high levels of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 55, 346-357. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Efron, D., Clarke, S., Clark, C., Lamb, C., Williams, L. (2015). Anxiety in Young People With ADHD: Clinical and Self-Report Outcomes. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19(1), 18-26. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2013). Self-Perception and Attitude Toward Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Adolescents: The "Martial Fitness" Study. Research in Sports Medicine, 21(1), 37-51. [More Information]
  • Kohn, M., Tsang, T., Clarke, S. (2012). Efficacy and Safety of Atomoxetine in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics, 6, 95-162. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Hermens, D., Clarke, S., Clark, R., Efron, D., Cranswick, N., Lamb, C., Williams, L. (2011). A randomized controlled trial investigation of a non-stimulant in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ACTION): Rationale and design. Trials, 12(77), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Tsang, T., Clarke, S., Kohn, M. (2010). An 'integrative neuroscience' perspective on ADHD: linking cognition, emotion, brain and genetic measures with implications for clinical support. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 10(10), 1607-1621. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2010). Kung Fu Training Improves Physical Fitness Measures in Overweight/Obese Adolescents: The "Martial Fitness" Study. International Journal of Obesity, 2010, 672751-1-672751-10. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). A Ramdomized controlled trial of Kung Fu training for metabolic health in overweight/obese adolescents: The "Martial Fitness" study. Journal Of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(7), 595-607. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). A randomised placebo-exercise controlled trial of Kung Fu training for improvements in body composition in overweight/obese adolescents: the "Martial Fitness" study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8(1), 97-106.
  • Tsang, T., Briody, J., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). Abdominal fat assessment in adolescents using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal Of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(9), 781-794. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Orr, R., Lam, P., Comino, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). Effects of Tai Chi on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in older adults with type 2 diabetes: a randomised double-blind sham-exercise-controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 37(1), 64-71. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). Health benefits of Kung Fu: A systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(12), 1249-1267. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Orr, R., Lam, P., Comino, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007). Health benefits of Tai Chi for older patients with type 2 diabetes: The "Move it for Diabetes Study" - A tandomized controlled trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2(3), 429-439. [More Information]
  • Orr, R., Tsang, T., Lam, P., Comino, E., Singh, F. (2006). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effect on Muscle Power and Contraction Velocity. The Gerontologist, 46(1), 408-408.
  • Orr, R., Tsang, T., Lam, P., Comino, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Mobility impairment in type 2 diabetes: Association with muscle power and effect of Tai Chi intervention. Diabetes Care, 29(9), 2120-2122. [More Information]
  • Orr, R., Tsang, T., Lam, P., Comino, E., Singh, M. (2006). Mobility impairment in type 2 diabetes: association with muscle power and effect of Tai Chi intervention. Diabetes Care, 29(9), 2120-2122. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Lam, P., Orr, R., Comino, E., Singh, F. (2005). Health benefits of Tai Chi for Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The Gerontologist, 45(2), 382-383.

2017

  • Tsang, T., Carmichael Olson, H., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Hand, M., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2017). Behavior in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Remote Australia: A Population-Based Study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 38(7), 528-537. [More Information]
  • Doney, R., Lucas, B., Jirikowic, T., Tsang, T., Watkins, R., Sauer, K., Howat, P., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Elliott, E., et al (2017). Graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A population-based study in remote Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(1), 68-78. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Elliott, E. (2017). High global prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol syndrome indicates need for urgent action. The Lancet Global Health, 5(3), e232-e233. [More Information]
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Latimer, J., Carmichael Olson, H., Carter, M., Oscar, J., Lucas, B., Doney, R., Salter, C., Try, J., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, E., Tsang, T., Ferreira, M., Elliott, E., et al (2017). Prevalence and profile of Neurodevelopment and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) amongst Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65, 114-126. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, K., Quintana, D., Hermens, D., Spooner, C., Tsang, T., Clarke, S., Kohn, M. (2017). Sustained attention and heart rate variability in children and adolescents with ADHD. Biological Psychology, 124, 11-20. [More Information]

2016

  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Doney, R., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Gross motor performance in children prenatally exposed to alcohol and living in remote Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(8), 814-824. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Doney, R., Latimer, J., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Impairment of motor skills in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in remote Australia: The Lililwan Project. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(6), 719-727. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Lucas, B., Carmichael Olson, H., Pinto, R., Elliott, E. (2016). Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, FASD, and Child Behavior: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 137(3), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Doney, R., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Jirikowic, T., Carmichael Olson, H., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Soft neurological signs and prenatal alcohol exposure: a population-based study in remote Australia. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 58(8), 861-867. [More Information]
  • Doney, R., Lucas, B., Watkins, R., Tsang, T., Sauer, K., Howat, P., Latimer, J., Fitzpatrick, J., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2016). Visual-motor integration, visual perception, and fine motor coordination in a population of children with high levels of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 55, 346-357. [More Information]

2015

  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Efron, D., Clarke, S., Clark, C., Lamb, C., Williams, L. (2015). Anxiety in Young People With ADHD: Clinical and Self-Report Outcomes. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19(1), 18-26. [More Information]

2013

  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2013). Self-Perception and Attitude Toward Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Adolescents: The "Martial Fitness" Study. Research in Sports Medicine, 21(1), 37-51. [More Information]

2012

  • Kohn, M., Tsang, T., Clarke, S. (2012). Efficacy and Safety of Atomoxetine in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics, 6, 95-162. [More Information]

2011

  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Hermens, D., Clarke, S., Clark, R., Efron, D., Cranswick, N., Lamb, C., Williams, L. (2011). A randomized controlled trial investigation of a non-stimulant in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ACTION): Rationale and design. Trials, 12(77), 1-11. [More Information]

2010

  • Williams, L., Tsang, T., Clarke, S., Kohn, M. (2010). An 'integrative neuroscience' perspective on ADHD: linking cognition, emotion, brain and genetic measures with implications for clinical support. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 10(10), 1607-1621. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T. (2010). Health benefits associated with Kung Fu training. In Jason E. Warnick and W. Daniel Martin (Eds.), Advancements in the Scientific Study of Combative Sports. Nova Science Publishers.
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2010). Kung Fu Training Improves Physical Fitness Measures in Overweight/Obese Adolescents: The "Martial Fitness" Study. International Journal of Obesity, 2010, 672751-1-672751-10. [More Information]

2009

  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). A Ramdomized controlled trial of Kung Fu training for metabolic health in overweight/obese adolescents: The "Martial Fitness" study. Journal Of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(7), 595-607. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). A randomised placebo-exercise controlled trial of Kung Fu training for improvements in body composition in overweight/obese adolescents: the "Martial Fitness" study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8(1), 97-106.
  • Tsang, T., Briody, J., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2009). Abdominal fat assessment in adolescents using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal Of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(9), 781-794. [More Information]

2008

  • Tsang, T., Orr, R., Lam, P., Comino, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). Effects of Tai Chi on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in older adults with type 2 diabetes: a randomised double-blind sham-exercise-controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 37(1), 64-71. [More Information]
  • Tsang, T., Kohn, M., Chow, C., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008). Health benefits of Kung Fu: A systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(12), 1249-1267. [More Information]

2007

  • Tsang, T., Orr, R., Lam, P., Comino, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007). Health benefits of Tai Chi for older patients with type 2 diabetes: The "Move it for Diabetes Study" - A tandomized controlled trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2(3), 429-439. [More Information]

2006

  • Orr, R., Tsang, T., Lam, P., Comino, E., Singh, F. (2006). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Tai Chi in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effect on Muscle Power and Contraction Velocity. The Gerontologist, 46(1), 408-408.
  • Orr, R., Tsang, T., Lam, P., Comino, E., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006). Mobility impairment in type 2 diabetes: Association with muscle power and effect of Tai Chi intervention. Diabetes Care, 29(9), 2120-2122. [More Information]
  • Orr, R., Tsang, T., Lam, P., Comino, E., Singh, M. (2006). Mobility impairment in type 2 diabetes: association with muscle power and effect of Tai Chi intervention. Diabetes Care, 29(9), 2120-2122. [More Information]

2005

  • Tsang, T., Lam, P., Orr, R., Comino, E., Singh, F. (2005). Health benefits of Tai Chi for Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The Gerontologist, 45(2), 382-383.

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