Our patron

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Kids Are Kids! are so proud to have Professor Andrew Whitehouse as Patron since 2014.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse directs the Autism Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute (University of Western Australia), and is one of the youngest ever Professors at the University of Western Australia. His research team use a range of methodologies to investigate the early identification and intervention of children with ASD, including molecular genetics, neuroscience, endocrinology and behavioural experiments.

Andrew has published over 100 peer-reviewed journals and attracted over $35 million in competitive research grants. He currently writes a popular column on child development for The West Australian and the news website The Conversation, which have attracted over 1 million hits since 2012. Andrew has published one edited book with his twin brother (Ben), and a popular science book that examined the science behind some of the myths of pregnancy and child development (Will Mozart Make My Baby Smart?). Prior to coming to the Telethon Kids Institute, Andrew was a Fellow at the University of Oxford.

A perfect fit for Kids Are Kids!, Professor Andrew Whitehouse shares our passion for helping children with disability and making a real difference to their future. He is a true Ambassador of the quality therapy provisions that the team at Kids Are Kids! continue provide to families of WA.

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