Dr. Dorothy Badry



Dr. Dorothy Badry, PhD, RSW, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Her doctoral dissertation, ‘Becoming a Birth Mother of a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’, reviewed the lives of 8 women between the ages of 25 and 60 who all had given birth to one or more children diagnosed with the Syndrome.

She currently focuses on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in various research projects. She’s co-chair of the Education and Training Council of the Alberta FASD Cross Ministry Committee. A registered social worker, she’s a long-standing member of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium and the Network Action Team on Women's Determinants of Health with the Canada FASD Research Network.

Her current research project focuses on FASD and Homelessness. She is the lead author on the Caregiver Curriculum on FASD, a series of self-study modules for caregivers and others interested in learning about FASD, www.fasdchildwelfare.ca