Heather D’Antoine

Division leader of Education and Capacity Building and associate director for Aboriginal Programs

Qualifications:

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

Location:

Darwin – Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus

Biography:

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.

In the last 12 years, Heather has worked in health research: eight years at the Institute for Child Health Research and two years at the 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  1. Child Rights Forum

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    Q&A style panel event hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and CDU School of Law

  2. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Project

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Project

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    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.

  3. Alcohol, pregnancy and its effects - A community conversation

    Alcohol, pregnancy and its effects - A community conversation

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    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).

  4. Reconciliation through social media

    Reconciliation through social media

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    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.