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Dr Anita D’Aprano
Dr Anita D’Aprano Paediatrician Senior Research Fellow, Indigenous Child Health Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne

Dr Anita D’Aprano is a developmental paediatrician and Senior Research Fellow in Indigenous Child Health at the University of Melbourne.

She developed the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool – the first culturally appropriate tool for use with Australian Aboriginal children – following exploring developmental monitoring practices in Aboriginal populations.

Anita continues to lead ethical Indigenous child health research, principally in the development of culturally appropriate and validated measures. She has particular interest in and commitment to engaging Aboriginal communities to maximise the benefit of research so it makes a significant difference to the well-being of Aboriginal children and families.

Her current research program is focused on:

  • the national implementation of the ASQ-TRAK; and
  • developing a culturally appropriate early childhood outcome measure for Australian Aboriginal children – the ASQ-STEPS for measuring Aboriginal child development.

Learn more at Anita's Find an Expert profile.