When Professor Andrew Whitehouse entered the field of autism research ten years ago, the thought of preventing the disability associated with the disorder was purely science fiction. But talking to him ahead of World Autism Day on 2 April, you get the feeling that what was a pipedream could soon be a scientific reality.
Born and bred in Perth, the UWA graduate first trained as a Speech Pathologist and it was purely by chance that his interest in the field of autism was sparked.
UWA Law School’s Deputy Dean Dr Brenda McGivern has been appointed as chair of the Western Australian Reproductive Technology Council (RTC). Having served on the Council since 2005, Dr McGivern will succeed the inaugural Chair, Professor Con Michael AO, who has led the Council since its inception in the late 1980s.