Associate Professor Honey Heussler

ATH - Associate Professor

Child Health Research Centre
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

  • Enticott, Peter G, Barlow, Karen, Guastella, Adam J, Licari, Melissa K, Rogasch, Nigel C, Middeldorp, Christel M, Clark, Scott R, Vallence, Ann-Maree, Boulton, Kelsie A, Hickie, Ian B, Whitehouse, Andrew J O, Galletly, Cherrie, Alvares, Gail A, Fujiyama, Hakuei, Heussler, Helen, Craig, Jeffrey M, Kirkovski, Melissa, Mills, Natalie T, Rinehart, Nicole J, Donaldson, Peter H, Ford, Talitha C, Caeyenberghs, Karen, Albein-Urios, Natalia, Bekkali, Soukayna and Fitzgerald, Paul B (2021). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in autism spectrum disorder: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial. BMJ Open, 11 (7) e046830, 1-9. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046830

  • Bossuyt, Stijn N. V., Punt, A Mattijs, de Graaf, Ilona J., van den Burg, Janny, Williams, Mark G., Heussler, Helen, Elgersma, Ype and Distel, Ben (2021). Loss of nuclear UBE3A activity is the predominant cause of Angelman syndrome in individuals carrying UBE3A missense mutations. Human Molecular Genetics, 30 (6), 430-442. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddab050

  • Yap, Chloe X., Alvares, Gail A., Henders, Anjali K., Lin, Tian, Wallace, Leanne, Farrelly, Alaina, McLaren, Tiana, Berry, Jolene, Vinkhuyzen, Anna A. E., Trzaskowski, Maciej, Zeng, Jian, Yang, Yuanhao, Cleary, Dominique, Grove, Rachel, Hafekost, Claire, Harun, Alexis, Holdsworth, Helen, Jellett, Rachel, Khan, Feroza, Lawson, Lauren, Leslie, Jodie, Levis Frenk, Mira, Masi, Anne, Mathew, Nisha E., Muniandy, Melanie, Nothard, Michaela, Visscher, Peter M., Dawson, Paul A., Dissanayake, Cheryl ... Gratten, Jacob (2021). Analysis of common genetic variation and rare CNVs in the Australian Autism Biobank. Molecular Autism, 12 (1) 12, 12. doi: 10.1186/s13229-020-00407-5

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

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

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

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

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Thorpe, K., Smith, S., Mamun, A., Staton, S., Beatton, T., Heussler, H., LeBourgeois, M., Blair, P., Coles, L., Oaks, C. and Sinclair, G. (2019). Many naps, one nap, none: tracking the developmental significance of sleep transition in early childhood. 15th World Sleep Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 20-25 September 2019. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2019.11.1071

  • Ludwig, B., Heussler, H. and Smith, S. (2017). At what age do children demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary associated with sleep?. World Sleep 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, October 7-11, 2017. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.11.586

  • Ludwig, B., Heussler, H. and Smith, S. (2017). Is there an association between perceived hypersomnolence and academic results?. World Sleep 2017 , Prague, Czech Republic, October 7-11, 2017. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.11.585

  • Heussler, H. (2013). Management of Sleep Disorders in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Genetic Syndromes. The 16th SSBP International Research Symposium, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 12-13 September 2013. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. 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. 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies (APSS), Minneapolis, United States, 11-15 June 2011. Darien, IL, United States: Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

  • 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. 12th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Stuttgart, Germany, 2-6 October 2011. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 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. OXFORD: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING. 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. SSBP Annual Meeting, Cologne, Germany, 9-10 October 2008. Oxford, England, U. K.: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. 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. unknown, unknown, unknown. DORDRECHT: SPRINGER.

  • Heussler, H., Harris, M., Cooper, D., Dakin, C., Suresh, S., Williams, G. and Wilson, S. (2007). Sleep disruption in Prader Willi syndrome. 10th International Symposium of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP), Sacramento, October, 2007. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific. 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. International Symposium of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP) 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, UK, 2008. OXFORD: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.00983.x

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision