University of Melbourne
Dr Anita D’Aprano is a consultant paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital and a senior research fellow, in Indigenous child health, in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. Dr D’Aprano undertook her PhD studies in the Northern Territory exploring developmental monitoring practices in Aboriginal populations, work which led to the creation of the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool – the first culturally appropriate tool for use with Australian Aboriginal children. Since completing her PhD, Anita has continued to lead ethical Indigenous child health research, principally in the development of culturally appropriate and validated measures. She has a particular interest and commitment to optimising translational outcomes and in engaging Aboriginal communities. Her career vision is to continue to provide leadership in the design, implementation and translation of research with Aboriginal communities that makes a significant difference to the well-being of Aboriginal children and families.