Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Professor Andrew Whitehouse


Angela Wright Bennett Professor of Autism Research; Head, Autism Research Team; Director, CliniKids
Telethon Kids Institute
Elected in 2021
Citation on election

Professor Andrew Whitehouse’s research has directly led to improved clinical management for children on the autism spectrum, and driven transformational policy reform across the Health, Education and Disability sectors in Australia. He has contributed major scientific advances in autism assessment and intervention, and pioneered new methods for world-wide science communication. In addition, Professor Whitehouse has led many of the most impactful research initiatives in the field, including a Cooperative Research Centre, one of the world’s largest autism biobanks, the Australian Autism Research Council, and numerous mentoring schemes for early career researchers.

Professor Whitehouse’s research achievements have been recognised through a Eureka Prize.

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