Project Partners and Study Investigators

Our Project Partners:

  • The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House)
  • Victorian Cooperative on Children's Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG New Futures)
  • Monash Health (Dandenong Hospital)
  • Western Health (Sunshine Hospital)
  • Northern Health
  • Mercy Hospitals Victoria
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Hume City Council

Policy Partners:

  • Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Victorian Department of Education and Training
  • Municipal Association of Australia

Our Study Investigators:

Dr Elisha Riggs
Senior Research Fellow, Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Dr Jane Yelland
Senior Research Fellow, Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Professor Stephanie Brown
Group Leader, Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Dr Fiona Mensah
Biostatistician, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics Unit
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Associate Professor Philippa Middleton
Principal Research Fellow, Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Dr Ida Kaplan
Manager, Direct Services. Registered clinical psychologist
Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture

Professor Christine East
Professor of Midwifery, Monash Women’s Maternity Services & Monash University

Professor Jeremy Oats
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Consultant obstetrician, the Royal Women’s Hospital

Associate Professor Lisa Gold
Head, Maternal and Child Health Economics, Deakin University

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite
Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation and the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science
Macquarie University

Ms Donna Chesters
Program Leader, Education and Early Years, Sector Development and Partnership Program
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture

Professor Caroline Homer
Associate Head, Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development
University of Technology Sydney

Professor Louise Howard
Professor, Women’s Mental Health, Kings College London

Professor Rhonda Small
Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University and Foreign Adjunct Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Our Research team:

Ms Ann Krastev
Group Pregnancy Care Project Coordinator, Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Ms Ellie McDonald
Refugee and Migrant Health - Research Data Analyst, Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute       

Lien Tran
Community Engagement Project Officer (Vietnamese), Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute           

May Alqas Alias
Community Engagement Project Officer (Assyrian Chaldean), Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute 

Sheri Shwe
Community Engagement Project Officer (Karen), Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute             

Shogoufa Hydari
Community Engagement Project Officer (Afghan), Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute