Our Patron

Professor Fiona Stanley AC

Professor Fiona Stanley


Apart from being Patron of Pindi Pindi Professor Stanley is committed to a number of important roles, including: Patron of the Telethon Institute, Distinguished Research Professor at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA; Vice Chancellor's Fellow, University of Melbourne; member of the ABC Board; and Chair of the Alcohol Advertising Review Board.

Professor Stanley has more than 300 published papers in scientific journals and is a member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. She has served on the Federal Government's Social Inclusion Board and the WA State Government's Indigenous Implementation Board.

In 2004, Professor Stanley was honoured as a "National Living Treasure" by the National Trust. She is the UNICEF Australia Ambassador for Early Childhood Development.

Professor Stanley is married to Professor Geoffrey Shellam. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Named Australian of the Year in 2003, Professor Fiona Stanley is a vocal advocate for the needs of children and their families and was the founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.