Elizabeth Elliott AM FAHMS FRSN is a Distinguished Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health in the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health; Consultant Paediatrician, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Westmead); a National Health and Medical Council of Australia (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow; and a Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of NSW.
She has been involved in clinical services, research, advocacy and policy development regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in children and alcohol use in pregnancy for over 20 years.
She Chaired the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Technical Network convened by the Australian Government Department of Health, Heads the NSW FASD assessment clinic, and is Co-Director of FASD Research Australia – an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence. She was Deputy Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on FASD; and Member of committees to develop the: NHMRC Australian Alcohol guidelines (2009); WHO guidelines for identification and management of alcohol misuse during pregnancy (2014); and an International Charter for the Prevention of FASD.
She jointly led development of the Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD. She was clinical lead on the Lililwan project on FASD prevalence in the Fitzroy Valley and the Bigiswun follow up study, and is CI on NHMRC projects on Positive Parenting and Alcohol use in Pregnancy and two pregnancy cohorts. She leads the national FASD Hub (website) and national FASD Register.