Rachel has a long-standing interest in raising awareness of FASD through specialist education and training. Rachel was a member of the pioneering pilot FASD Team based in Ayrshire and Arran, working alongside Dr Brown and Dr Shields. Rachel has led on the development and design of FASD resources and FASD training packages, which focus on improving awareness and knowledge, for professionals across health and social care. Rachel presents at conferences on the management of alcohol use in pregnancy and FASD training.
Stewart was awarded his PhD in 2020 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. Stewart worked as a research assistant with the Australian Centre for Child Protection prior to joining the FAAST team as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Stewart’s PhD thesis focused on the development of a screening tool to identify children at risk of having Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). His broader interests include FASD in the context of child protection and the concurrence of FASD and trauma.
Carol has over 20 years of project management experience within the private sector. After graduating from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Psychology, she entered the world of financial services gaining a wide range of experience across a variety of roles. She has held the voluntary role of Children’s Panel member for over 10 years, where she has seen the wide-ranging impact FASD can have on families.