A/Prof Carmela Pestell

Biography

Associate Professor Carmela Pestell is a clinician, lecturer and researcher based at the Robin Winkler Clinic (School of Psychological Science) UWA. She has worked as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist for more than 24 years. Associate Professor Pestell's experience as a clinician has led to her current research interests in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD. Dr Pestell was the lead neuropsychologist on the Banksia Hill Detention Centre Study investigating the prevalence of FASD in youth detention. Dr Pestell was also the co-recipient of a Commonwealth grant to educate health professionals in diagnosing FASD. This involved setting up FASD clinics in the Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Australia. She had input into the Australian Diagnostic Guidelines for FASD and is now on a national working group that is reviewing these diagnostic guidelines. As a leading researcher into FASD, her work has taken her to clinics in remote locations of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Dr Pestell co-led the development of a new Graduate Certificate in the Assessment and Diagnosis of FASD at UWA from 2019 and more recently, microcredential units in FASD. She is an invited expert on commonwealth government FASD advisory committees and an invited ambassador for NoFASD

Resources

Podcasts
Podcasts | Interviews

Women’s and Children’s Health Update: FASD is more common than you think

A/Prof Carmela Pestell | Created on 27 January 2022
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Clinical Articles
Clinical Articles

Clinical Conversations: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – A Practical Approach for GPs | Part one

A/Prof Carmela Pestell | Created on 27 April 2022
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Clinical Articles

Clinical Conversations: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – A Practical Approach for GPs | Part two

A/Prof Carmela Pestell | Created on 27 April 2022
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