Kirsten Panton

Dr, BSc (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Kirsten completed her Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy at UWA. Since completing her PhD, she has been involved in the development and launch of the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD. She continues to coordinate the Graduate Certificate, which is offered to students around the country, and globally in 2021. Kirsten's research interests are more clinically focused, including evaluation of diagnostic models of care, interventions, education and training programs. She continues to be involved in research projects related to FASD, including a recent grant around employment pathways for individuals with FASD involved with the Justice system.

Current projects

We are asking Psychologists to participate in FASD research by completing an online survey that will take 10-15 minutes to complete.  The survey is part of a PhD project “Improving the identification of Australian students with FASD: The development of a training package to increase psychologists’ understanding and confidence in FASD assessment”. Katherine Kerimofski (Doctoral Candidate) is supervised by Associate Professor Carmela Pestell and Dr Kirsten Panton. Ethics approval for the above project has been granted in accordance with the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (National Statement) and the policies and procedures of The University of Western Australia (Ref 2021/ET000667).

Current projects

Importance of Employment in FASD

UWA in partnership with Patches Australia, 360Edge, APM and Real Drug Talk, and with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health, have produced an online educational Resource to provide tips, tools and strategies that can assist employment professionals, employers and those within the justice workforce, to effectively support people with FASD as they transition out of the justice system into meaningful employment.

Click here to access the resource

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Clinical Psychology, The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 13 Dec 2019

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 13 Dec 2019

Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 2 Apr 2014


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