AADDM congratulates Associate Professor Helen Leonard, Telethon Kids Institute, on being this year’s successful nominee for the 2019 Bob Davis Award.

Her research work built on 20 years of clinical practice which primarily involved the management of children and adults with intellectual disability, has resulted in a remarkable 286 publications. She has also been awarded two highly sort after NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.

Helen has established a population-based intellectual disability database in Western Australia, is a member of an innovative autism registry collaboration, and she set up the internationally unique population-based Australian Rett Syndrome Database.

Helen has exhibited drive, energy, tenacity and an enormous capacity for hard work. AADDM is very proud of her ongoing contributions to improving health of people with ID and continues in her role as AADDM committee member.

For more information on the Bob Davis Award, please click here.