Winthrop Professor Andrew Whitehouse
Head, Developmental Disorders Research Group
Professor Andrew Whitehouse has been working at the Telethon
Institute since 2009, having arrived back in Western Australia from
the University of Oxford, where he was the Scott Family Junior
Research Fellow for Studies in Autism (University College).
Prof Whitehouse has been awarded competitive research funds from national and international funding bodies exceeding $30 million, and he is currently funded by a NHMRC Career Development Award.
Prof Whitehouse directs the Autism and Related Disorders research team, who investigate the genetic and neurodevelopmental causes of developmental disorders such as autism and language impairment, and conduct clinical intervention trials into these conditions.
For more information about his team's research, please visit the Autism & related disorders website
New Book: Will Mozart Make My Baby Smart?
Do mobile phones and bicycles kill sperm? Do pregnant women
really suffer from baby brain? Do violent video games cause
aggression? Does sugar make kids hyper?
Dr Andrew Whitehouse poses the questions that make you gasp, snigger and ponder; the questions that you've thrown around over a coffee with friends, without ever reaching a conclusion.
In a wonderful combination of stories from modern parenting, tales from history, and scientific research, Andrew Whitehouse busts open thirteen of the best myths around, and provides reassurance and light relief from the challenges of parenthood.
Vitamin D publications:
Hart, P., Lucas, R.M., Walsh, J.P., Zosky, G.R., Whitehouse,
A.J., Zhu, K.K., Allen, K.L., Kusel, M.M., Anderson, D., Mountain,
J.A. 2015,'Vitamin D in fetal development: Findings from a
birth cohort study', Pediatrics, 135, 1, pp.
Hawes, J.E., Tesic, D., Whitehouse, A.J.O., Zosky, G.R., Smith, J.T., Wyrwoll, C.S. 2015, 'Maternal vitamin D deficiency alters fetal brain development in the BALB/c mouse', Behavioural Brain Research, 286, pp. 192-200. Detail
Zosky, G.R., Hart, P.H., Whitehouse, A.J.O., Kusel, M.M.H., Ang,
W., Foong, R.E., Chen, L., Holt, P.G., Sly, P.D.L., Hall,
G.L. 2014,'Vitamin D deficiency at 16 to 20 weeks' gestation
is associated with impaired lung function and asthma at 6 years of
age',Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11, 4, pp.
Zhu, K., Whitehouse, A.J.O., Hart, P.H., Kusel, M.M.H., Mountain, J.A., Lye, S., Pennell, C.E., Walsh, J.P. 2014, 'Maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and bone mass in offspring at 20 years of age: A prospective cohort study', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 29, 5, pp. 1088-1095. Detail
Robinson, M., Whitehouse, A.J.O., Newnham, J.P., Gorman, S., Jacoby, P.A., Holt, B.J., Serralha, M., Tearne, J.E., Holt, P.G., Hart, P.H., Kusel, M.M.H. 2014, 'Low maternal serum vitamin D during pregnancy and the risk for postpartum depression symptoms',Archives of Women's Mental Health, 17, 3, pp. 213-219. Detail
Whitehouse, A.J.O., Holt, B.J., Serralha, M., Holt, P.G., Hart, P.H., Kusel, M.M.H. 2013, 'Maternal Vitamin D Levels and the Autism Phenotype Among Offspring', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Online, pp. 1-10. Detail
Allen, K.L., Byrne, S.M., Kusel, M.M.H., Hart, P.H., Whitehouse, A.J.O. 2013, 'Maternal Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy and Offspring Eating Disorder Risk in Adolescence', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 46, pp. 669-676. Detail
Whitehouse, A.J.O., Holt, B.J., Serralha, M., Holt, P.G., Kusel, M., Hart, P. 2012, 'Maternal serum vitamin D levels during pregnancy and offspring neurocognitive development', Pediatrics, 129, 3, pp. 485-493. Detail