Stanley, Fiona J. (1946-)

Also known as
Stanley, Fiona Juliet, (AC, FAA, FASSA, MSc(Lon), MD, MFPHM) (1946-)
Stanley, Fiona Juliet, (AC, FAA, FFPHM, FAFPHM, FFCCH, FRAP, FRACOG, FASSA) (1946-)
Stanley, Fiona Juliet (1946-)
Field of activity
Paediatrician; Epidemiologist; Child and public health researcher; Chief Executive Officer
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Fiona Stanley is Founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, Western Australia, inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and Professor of Paediatrics, University of Western Australia. She is one of Australia's best regarded paediatricians and epidemiologists, and a major force behind improving health conditions in Australia's Aboriginal populations.

Fiona Juliet Stanley moved to Perth with her family in 1956. After completing her secondary studies she took up medicine at the University of Western Australia. As part of her studies, she did a clinical post at the Aboriginal Clinic in East Perth. The poor health of many of the patients, especially the children, inspired Stanley to concentrate on paediatrics, epidemiology and public health. To further her knowledge and training, she worked in the UK and USA for six years, and completed a Masters degree at the University of London. Upon returning to Australia Stanley established research programs at the University of Western Australia and the Health Department of Western Australia. She also was instrumental in the creation of Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Two of Fiona Stanley's most significant discoveries are that a maternal diet rich in folic acid can prevent spina bifida in babies and that cerebral palsy is not only the result of birth trauma. It may also be caused by other factors including infections or blood incompatibilities. Stanley is also recognised for her considerable contribution to Aboriginal maternal and child health in Western Australia. She has served on many scientific boards and has received many awards, including the Companion of the Order of Australia for her contribution to child and Aboriginal health and health research.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Western Australia
  • Education - Master of Science in Epidemiology (MSc) completed at the University of London
  • Career position - Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Career position - Member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians in the UK (MFPHM)
  • Career position - Senior Medical Officer in Child Health at the Health Department of Western Australia
  • Career position - Deputy Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Unit Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Western Australia
  • Career position - Director of the NHMRC Research Unit Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Career position - Founding Director of the TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (formerly the Western Australian Research Institute for Child Health)
  • Career position - Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FFPHM) at the Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Career position - Professor of Paediatric sat the University of Western Australia
  • Career position - Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Community Child Health (FFCCH)
  • Career position - Chairman of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Board
  • Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Career position - Fellow-ad-eundem of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists (FRACOG)
  • Career position - Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA)
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
  • Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from Murdoch University, Western Australia
  • Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
  • Award - Australian of the Year

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Stanley, Fiona Juliet
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Stanley, Fiona Juliet
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Interview with Professor Fiona Stanley
    Swan, Norman
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2002
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  4. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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  1. Professor Fiona Stanley in interview with Dr Norman Swan
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 2000 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. Professor Fiona Stanley AC in interview with Dr Norman Swan Sydney, Australia 18 May, 2000
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 2000 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Fiona Stanley interviewed by Peter Pockley in the Australians of the year oral history project
    Stanley, Fiona J., 1946-
    [ Sound : 2005 ]
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    Fiona Stanley interviewed by Peter Pockley in the Australians of the year oral history project
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  4. From databases to deCode : the changing face of epidemiology / by Fiona Stanley
    Stanley, Fiona J., 1946-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
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  5. Public forum: 'Before the bough breaks - doing more for our children in the 21st century' Chair: Simon Schrapel
    Stanley, Fiona
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  6. Quantum interviews - Prof. Fiona Stanley
    ABC-TV (Australia)
    [ Video : 1994 ]
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  7. A heart undivided : the life of Dr Vera Scantlebury Brown / Heather Sheard
    Sheard, Heather
    [ Book : 2016 ]
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    A heart undivided : the life of Dr Vera Scantlebury Brown / Heather Sheard
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  8. A comparative study of aboriginal and caucasian births in Western Australia : 1975-1977
    Pixley, Fiona
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At WA Health
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  9. The best Australian science writing : 2016 / foreword by Fiona Stanley ; edited by Jo Chandler
    Stanley, Fiona J., 1946-
    [ Book : 2016 ]
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  10. Building brains for young children 0-3 years
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  1. Professor Fiona Stanley in interview with Dr Norman Swan
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 2000 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. Professor Fiona Stanley AC in interview with Dr Norman Swan Sydney, Australia 18 May, 2000
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 2000 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Fiona Stanley
    Gostelow, Philip, 1962-
    [ Photograph : 2013 ]
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    Fiona Stanley
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  4. Fiona Stanley interviewed by Peter Pockley in the Australians of the year oral history project
    Stanley, Fiona J., 1946-
    [ Sound : 2005 ]
    View online
    At National Library
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  5. Fiona Stanley, Director, Western Australian Institute for Child Health, 10 September 1991
    Stevenson, Kinder & Scott Corporate Photography
    [ Photograph : 1991 ]
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    At WA State Library
    Fiona Stanley, Director, Western Australian Institute for Child Health, 10 September 1991
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  6. Life matters : 11 June 1996
    Swan, Norman
    [ Sound : 1996 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Professor Fiona Stanley at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Subiaco, Perth, 21 August 2013 / Philip Gostelow
    Gostelow, Philip, 1962-
    [ Photograph : 2013 ]
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    At National Library
    Professor Fiona Stanley at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Subiaco, Perth, 21 August 2013 / Philip Gostelow
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  8. Beyond belief : how five Australian scientists changed the world / Gael Jennings
    Jennings, Gael
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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  9. The Australian leadership reader : six leading Australians and their stories / edited by Helen Sykes and Erica Frydenberg
    Sykes, Helen
    [ Book : 2006 ]
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    At 27 libraries
    The Australian leadership reader : six leading Australians and their stories / edited by Helen Sykes and Erica Frydenberg
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    ... date of this notice. Objections should be addressed to: The Secretary J Department of Immigration and ... ACKERMAN Dennis Joseph besley Rodney Graeme DUK5NAN Jonathon Maxwell GARG Arun Kumar HAYES Fiona Artn ... 284 words
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  3. PROMOTIONS—COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1922-1934.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 6 February 1936 [Issue No.24] p 215

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... undermentioned provisional promotions as notified in the Gazeites indicated:—A J bert William Baker, 7tli ... Connor, 19tli December, 1935; Fiona Lucy O'Connor, 2nd January, 193G. (3) Promoted the undeimentioned ... 373 words
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  2. A new research paradigm for addressing social justice in Australia
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  3. On the ground: Key to successful policy outcomes
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  4. Aboriginal health research in the Western Australian Research Institute for Child Health / F.J. Stanley ... [et al.]
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  1. Jean Golding - A testimonial
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  2. Cerebral palsy and newborn care: I, II, and III (1981)
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  3. One journey, many pathways
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  1. Lunch with Maxine McKew. Fiona Stanley [Interview with Australian of the Year, Fiona Stanley]
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  2. Fiona Stanley, the children's champion
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  3. Changing the world [Profile of Fiona Stanley.]
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