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Developmental disorders of childhood: retrospect and prospect

Part of the Brain and Mind Centre seminar series

Professor Stewart Einfeld will present a perspective on 35 years of research in this field and describe some of the exciting prospects and major challenges for the next generation of researchers. 4 August.

These include the real prospects for specific interventions in gene-to-behaviour pathways for some disorders and the barriers towards the same in others.

Professor Stewart Einfeld is the Chair of Mental Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and a Senior Scientist at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney.

Professor Einfeld has research and teaching interests in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry, developmental disabilities, including intellectual disability (ID) and its genetic causes, behavior phenotypes and autism. Professor Einfeld is currently the lead investigator a NHMRC Program Grant evaluating a population-level roll out of a parenting program, Stepping Stones Triple P, for parents/carers of children with disabilities. He is also the lead investigator of an NHMRC project evaluating a parenting program for indigenous families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Through advocacy and research, Professor Einfeld has played a major role in promoting a re-emergence of interest in intellectual disability in the psychiatric profession. 

A light lunch will be provided from 12.30pm, free of charge.


Event details

When: 4 August, 2017. 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Where: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, Brain and Mind Centre, 94 Mallett Street, Camperdown

Cost: Free