Associate Professor Honey Heussler

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician with a dual qualification in Sleep Medicine

Honey trained initially at UQ and the Mater Chidlren's Hospital before spending time in Melbourne at the RWH and RCH ( Murdoch Institute)Her Doctorate in the Behavioural and Attentional consequences of Adenotonsillectomy was completed through the University of Nottingham where she was a Lecturer in Community Paediatrics.

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 a specialised clinics for some genetic disorders.

She has a number of research interests that reflect her clinical practice.

Research Interests

  • Genetics and neuroimaging of ADHD
    Cognitive variation and comorbidities of children presenting with ADHD and genetic and neuroimaging of these children- multicentre study
  • Melatonin
    Current projects include Dose ranging and Pharmacokinetics studies.

Qualifications

  • MBBS, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Heussler, H. (2007). Breath Holding. In Polnay, L., Hampshire, M. and Lakhanpaul, M. (Ed.), Manual of paediatrics - an integrated approach (pp. 72-72) UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Heussler, Helen (2007). Excessive Crying. In Leon Polnay, Mandy Hampshire and Monica Lakhanpaul (Ed.), Manual of Paediatrics - An Integrated Approach (pp. 66-68) UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Heussler, Helen (2007). Head Size and Shape. In L. Polnay, M. Hampsire and M. Lakhanpaul (Ed.), Manual of Paediatrics - An Integrated Approach (pp. 163-165) UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Heussler, H. (2007). Sleep problems. In L. Polnay, M. Hampshire and M. Lakhanpaul (Ed.), Manual of paediatrics: An integrated approach (pp. 93-96) Edinburgh ; New York: Churchill Livingstone.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Heussler, H. (2013). Management of Sleep Disorders in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Genetic Syndromes. In: Abstracts: The 16th SSBP International Research Symposium. The 16th SSBP International Research Symposium, Stellenbosch, South Africa, (797-797). 12-13 September 2013. doi:10.1111/jir.12072

  • Khan, S., Heussler, H., McGuire, T., Pache, D., Dakin, C. J., Cooper, D., Norris, R., Flenady, V. and Charles, B. (2011). Exogenous melatonin for sleep disorders in children with visual impairment and intellectual disability: Evidence grows but research shrinks. In: 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies (APSS), Minneapolis, United States, (A280-A280). 11-15 June 2011.

  • Khan, S. A., George, R., Taylor, P., Charles, B. G., McGuire, T., Heussler, H., Cooper, D. and Norris, R. L. G. (2011). The assay of Melatonin in saliva by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. In: 12th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology. 12th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Stuttgart, Germany, (490-490). 2-6 October 2011. doi:10.1097/01.ftd.0000400651.94145.ba

  • Heussler, H., Harris, M., Cooper, D., Dakin, C., Suresh, S. and Williams, G. (2008). Hypersomnolence in Prader Willi Syndrome. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. , , (814-814). . doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01119_12.x

  • Heussler, H., Suresh, S., Harris, M., Cooper, D., Dakin, C., Williams, G. and Wilson, S. (2008). Developmental aspects of sleep in Prader Willi Syndrome. In: SSBP Abstracts. SSBP Annual Meeting, Cologne, Germany, (815-815). 9-10 October 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01119_13.x

  • Bowling, F. G., Heussler, H., Dawson, P., VanDongen, J. and Markovich, D. (2008). Renal NaS1 sulfate transporter defect in autistic patients. In: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. unknown, unknown, (74-74). unknown.

  • Heussler, H., Harris, M., Cooper, D., Dakin, C., Suresh, S., Williams, G. and Wilson, S. (2007). Sleep disruption in Prader Willi syndrome. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 10th International Symposium of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP), Sacramento, (660-660). October, 2007. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.00983.x

  • Heussler, H., Harris, M., Cooper, D. M., Dakin, C., Suresh, S., Williams, G. and Wilson, S. (2007). Sleep disruption in genetic disorders and possible effects on behavioural profile. In: A. J. Holland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. International Symposium of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP) 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, UK, (660-660). 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.00983.x