Distinguished Honorary Fellow
Master of Health Economics (Aboriginal Health), Curtin University, 2006; Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Science), Curtin University, 1990; Diploma in Midwifery, Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh, 1978; Diploma in Nursing, Western Australia School of Nursing, 1987.
Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:
Associate Supervisor for PhD
Heather has 25 years of experience in health services as a registered nurse and midwife and as a health service manager in both Aboriginal health services and general health services across Western Australia.
Heather has worked extensively in health research: at the Institute for Child Health Research and at Menzies School of Health Research. She has clinical qualifications in general nursing and midwifery and academic qualifications in health economics.
Heather’s research interest is in maternal and child health. She is particularly focused on the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and other birth defects. Heather has worked with a research team on a number of projects in this area including describing what health professionals and women know and do about alcohol and pregnancy and FASD. She has been involved with developing and evaluating resources for health professionals and developing a model of care for FASD in Western Australia.
In 2022, Heather was appointed as a Commissioner to the National Mental Health Commission Advisory Board.
- Bower, C., D’Antoine, H. & Stanley, F. (2009). Neural tube defect in Australia: Trends in encephalceles and other neural tube defects before and after promotion of folic acid supplementation and voluntary food fortification. Birth Defects Research Part A-clinical and Molecular Teratology, 85(4), 269-273.
- France, K., Nadine, H., Payne, J., D'Antoine, H., Elliott, E., Bartu, A., et al. (2010). Health professionals addressing alcohol use with pregnant women in Western Australia: barriers and strategies for communication. Substance Use and Misuse, 45(10), 1474-1490.
- Peadon, E., Payne, J., Henley, N., D’Antoine, H., Bartu, A., O’Leary, C., et al. (2010). Women’s knowledge and attitudes regarding alcohol consumption in pregnancy: A national survey. BMC Public Health, 10(510).
- Payne, J., France, K., Henley, N., D’Antoine, H., Bartu, A., Mutch, R., Elliott, E. & Bower, C. (2011). Paediatricians’ knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(10), 704-710.
- Stanley, F., Langridge, A. & D’Antoine, H. (2011). Variability in paediatric outcomes within wealthy countries. Acta Paediatricia International Journal of Paediatrics, 100(1), 26-28.
- Payne, J., France, K., Henley, N., D’Antoine, H., Bartu, A., O’Leary, C., et al. (2011). Changes in health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 25(4), 316-327.
- Peadon, E., Payne, J., Henley, N., D’Antoine, H., Bartu, A., O’Leary, C., et al. (2011). Attitudes and behaviour predict women’s intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: The challenge for health professionals. BMC Public Health, 11(584).
- Watkins, R.E., Elliott, E.J., Mutch, R.C., Payne, J.M., Jones, H.M., Latimer, J., Russell, E., Fitzpatrick, J.P., Hayes, L., Burns, L., Halliday, J., D’Antoine, H., et al. (2012). Consensus diagnostic criteria for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia: A modified Delphi study. BMJ Open, 2(5), e001918.
- Maxwell, S.J., Brameld, K.J., Bower, C., D’Antoine, H., Hickling, S., Marley, J. & O’Leary, P. (2013). Baseline investigations of folate status in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal West Australians prior to the introduction of mandatory fortification. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(1), 26-31.
- O’Leary, C., Leonard, H., Bourke, J., D’Antoine, H., Bartu, A. & Bower, C. Intellectual disability: population-based estimates of the proportion attributable to maternal alcohol use disorder during pregnancy. Developmental medicine and child neurology, 55(3), 271-277.
Click here to view more Heather D'Antoine publications in PubMed.
LARRAKIA Development Corporation CEO Nigel Browne and Menzies School of Health Research Aboriginal Programs associate director Heather D’Antoine are among four members named on the Independent Panel Review (IPR) into Endeavour Group’s proposal to build a Dan Murphy’s outlet in Darwin.
Mr Gilbert subsequently appointed four panel members – Heather D’Antoine, an honorary fellow with Menzies School of Health Research, Neil Westbury, chairman of the MJD Foundation and a former director of the Indigenous Land Corporation, Nigel Browne, former crown prosecutor and chief executive of the Larrakia Development Corporation, and Roland Houareau, general manager of INPEX in the Northern Territory.
Australia’s largest and longest running study of Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study (ABC), has commenced its fifth wave of data collection.
Menzies is investing and developing expertise in the emerging research area of genome sequencing. In the past year, we took the lead in a number of national and international collaborative programs investigating the genomics of tropical pathogens, and host immune responses. This has...
Q&A style panel event hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and CDU School of Law
NACCHO has partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research and the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) to develop and implement health promotion resources and interventions to prevent and reduce the impacts of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young children.
Researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) and WA’s Telethon Kids Institute want to hear from member of the community about what they think are important issues in preventing and addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2013 (27 May – 3 June), the staff at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have braved a camera lens to share their thoughts on what reconciliation and recognition means to them.