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.




What are we doing


Marulu Strategy


Reducing alcohol consumption in pregnancy

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FASD Umbrella



Improving clinical practice and diagnosis

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Justice scales

FASD and Justice

Understanding legal implications  for a person with a FASD in the justice system

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FASD and Justice Community Reference Group

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Alcohol & Pregnancy & FASD Research Group

Interested in working with our team

Expressions of interest in 3 new positions commencing January 2015

Research Officer

Doctoral or post doctoral researchers


















Latest from Twitter

  • 20 Oct RT @jcarapetis: Delighted to have @nhmrc funding for a Centre of Research Excellence in rheumatic heart disease: END RHD CRE @RHDAustralia @childhealthnews
  • 20 Oct We'll be at the PCEC this Sat and Sun for the @Telethon7 weekend. Drop by and say hello to our researchers!
  • 17 Oct Congrats to our researchers who today received more than $11M in @nhmrc funding. @uwanews
  • 14 Oct Our researcher Dr Roslyn Giglia will be on Channel 7's The Daily Edition today at 2pm talking about alcohol and pregnancy.
  • 13 Oct Do you want to present at the Australian Early Development Census national conference in Feb? Submissions close Fri. http://t.co/7v4irAd3z8

Other organisation initiatives





Women want to know

The Women Want to Know project includes leaflets, videos and online e-learning for health professionals. Read more









Swap the pub for the bub Be your baby's hero and swap the pub for the bub! Pledge to go alcohol free today because being a good dad begins right now. Visit the Pregnant Pause website to find out more.