Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley

Birth : Fiona Juliet Stanley (1946-08-01)1 August 1946(age 74) Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Personal Information

Name Fiona Stanley
Birth (1946-08-01)1 August 1946(age 74) Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Place (age 74) Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Alma Mater University of Western Australia University of London London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Fields Epidemiology
Institution Telethon Kids Institute(1990–2011)
; University of Western Australia)
Famous Research Confirmed the benefit offolatein preventingspina bifida

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1946

Fiona Juliet Stanley (born 1 August 1946) is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her public health work, her research into child and maternal health as well as birth disorders such as cerebral palsy.

1990

From 1990 to December 2011 she was the founding director of Telethon Kids.

1970

Stanley attended St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls before studying medicine at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1970.

1970

Her first job in the early 1970s, was in a paediatric clinic at Perth's children's hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, where her patients included thin and sick Aboriginal children flown in from remote western settlements.

1977

In 1977, her research group established the WA Maternal and Child Health Research Database.

1990

In 1990, she became the founding director of the Telethon Kids Institute, in Subiaco, Western Australia.

1995

Since 1995 it has received major funding from an annual telethon.

2002

In 2002, due largely to her lobbying, the then Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, launched the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) of which she is chairperson.

2003

In her 2003 Kenneth Myer Lecture at the National Library of Australia she talked about "modernity's paradox" in which increasing wealth and opportunity has also resulted in increased social differences and more problems for children and youth, including increases in asthma, obesity, diabetes, child abuse, binge-drinking, drug abuse and mental health problems.

2003

She was named Australian of the Year in 2003.

2014

Phase one of the hospital, the Fiona Stanley Hospital named in her honour, officially opened on 3 October 2014.

1996

Awards, honours and other recognition 1996: Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), "for service to maternal and child health research, particularly in perinatal and infant problems, and for her contributions to improving aboriginal and community health" in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 1996: Elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 2001:

2002

Centenary Medal 2002: Appointed a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the subject of an Australian stamp in a series of six stamps showing eminent medical Australian scientists.


Honors

  • 1996: Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), "for service to maternal and child health research, particularly in perinatal and infant problems, and for her contributions to improving aboriginal and community health" in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
  • 1996: Elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • 2001: Centenary Medal
  • 2002: Appointed a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the subject of an Australian stamp in a series of six stamps showing eminent medical Australian scientists.
  • 2003: Australian of the Year
  • 2004: the National Trust's Australian Living Treasure.
  • 2008: runner in the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay, in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 24 April 2008.