Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) which can cause lifelong disabilities for a person. The damage to the brain can result in developmental delays; problems with learning, behaviour, memory, language and communication skills; and everyday living and socialising skills.



Our research aims to:

  • prevent alcohol use in pregnancy and its effects on child health
  • decrease the incidence of FASD
  • improve FASD diagnostic capacity
  • improve management of children and young people with a FASD through effective interventions



We build on partnerships with government, non-government, professional, academic, human rights and community stakeholders, nationallly and internationally.



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