Telethon Kids Institute Aspire Professional Development Award Winners 2019

Ms Hayley Passmore, final year PhD candidate at the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Criminology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with First Class Honours. Since 2015 she has been based within the alcohol, pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (fasd) research group at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Ms Penelope Strauss, third year PhD student and Research Assistant at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Penelope is a member of the Society for Mental Health Research, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the Australian Professional Association for Trans-health and the Public Health Association of Australia. Her research focus is on the mental health of trans and gender diverse young people, factors supporting their mental health and barriers to medical and mental health services. Penelope recently led the ‘trans pathways’ project, the largest study ever conducted with trans and gender diverse young people in Australia, and the first of its kind to include the perspectives of parents.


Telethon Kids Institute ASPIRE Award 2019