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22q11.2DS A New Diagnosis
2nd May, 11am AEST (1 hour)
Our next video conference will be for families who have received a new diagnosis of 22q11.2DS. The conference will include discussions around anxiety, stress and grief associated with a new diagnosis as well as what happens now you have received the diagnosis and a brief overview of 22q11.2DS.
Dr Linda Campbell, Clinical Psychologist
University of Newcastle | The FIND Lab
Linda is a Clinical Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Linda has a deep interest in the psychological development of children and young people. Ever since Linda started as a researcher, she has had a particular interest in what it is like to grow up with a disability and how the whole family is affected. In her research she uses a diverse range of methods including clinical, neuropsychological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging tools to explore the relationships between cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects of development. Linda has a particular interest in 22q11.2 DS and has published many papers on it.
Associate Professor Honey Heussler,
Director of Developmental Paediatrics
Queensland Children’s Hospital
Honey is a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician with a dual qualification in Sleep Medicine. Honey trained initially at UQ and the Mater Children's Hospital before spending time in Melbourne at the RWH and RCH ( Murdoch Institute). She has a significant role in teaching and assessment in the Paediatrics and Child Health rotation and has a strong interest in medical education. Her clinical work involves children with a variety of developmental and behavioural problems as well as a number
of clinics that specialise in Sleep Disorders for this population. She also runs specialised clinics for some genetic disorders including 22Q 11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Honey has been involved with the 22Q clinic since its inception in 2005.