Nadia is a developmental and behavioural paediatrician who has special interests in developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning difficulties. She also reviews unsettled babies, physical disability and is experienced in managing other common general paediatric problems.
Nadia completed her postgraduate medical degree at the Australian National University in Canberra, having previously completed an Arts degree with majors in English Literature and Italian. She has also completed a Masters in Community Child Health at University College London through the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Institute of Child Health. Nadia completed her specialist paediatric training at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She holds appointments as paediatrician at Banyule Community Health in West Heidelberg and with clinical practice guidelines at the Royal Children's Hospital.
Nadia has also been involved with the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Society of Australasia as a board member and on subcommittees for conference organisation and education. Through her Master’s degree, Nadia has published research on autism spectrum disorder and developmental assessment. She is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the mental health of parents of children with chronic illness and finding new ways to improve life for these families.
Nadia likes getting to know each child individually, understanding their strengths and difficulties, and working with them, their families, and support team, to find strategies to reach their full potential.