Professor Andrew Whitehouse directs the Autism Research Centre at the Telethon Kids Institute (University of Western Australia), and one of the youngest ever Professors at the University of Western Australia. His research team use a range of methodologies to investigate the early identification and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions, including molecular genetics, neuroscience, endocrinology and behavioural experiments. He is also a Program Director in the Autism Cooperative Research Centre.

Andrew has published over 100 peer-reviewed journals and attracted over $35 million in competitive research grants. He currently writes an internationally syndicated column on autism and child development, which has been read by over 1 million people since 2012. He is also an advisor to State and Commonwealth Governments on policies relating to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Andrew has published one edited book with his twin-brother (Ben), and a popular science book that examined the science behind some of the myths of pregnancy and child development (Will Mozart Make My Baby Smart?). Prior to coming to the Telethon Kids Institute, Andrew was a Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Click here to hear Andrew share his latest research on the relationship between autism and brain connectivity. This video is just one of Andrew’s 60 seconds of science videos, check the rest out here.


Read Andrew Whithouse’s full session description on the VAC program here

Read Andrew Whitehouse’s keynote address description on the VAC program here

Read Andrew Whitehouse’s A journey to diagnosis session on the VAC program here