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The Mothers' and Young People's Study Team

The Mothers' and Young People's Study is a research initiative of the Intergenerational Health Research Group. Our group's vision is ‘health, wellbeing and equity for mothers, fathers, children and families'. We have a particular interest in ways that health services can work to improve health outcomes for socially isolated and disadvantaged women and families.

The Mothers' and Young People's Study team consists of:

Lead investigator

Professor Stephanie Brown is head of the Intergenerational Health Research Group at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She is a maternal and perinatal epidemiologist with expertise in the conduct of large scale epidemiological studies, and community-based participatory approaches to research involving socially disadvantaged and ‘harder to reach’ populations.

Mothers' and Young People's  Study Research Team
Mothers' and Young People's Study Investigators
  • Professor Stephanie Brownsocial epidemiologist; Head of Intergenerational Health and Director of Stronger Futures CRE, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Dr Deirdre Gartland, developmental psychologist and Senior Research Fellow, Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute 
  • A/Prof Rebecca Giallo, clinical psychologist and Senior Research Fellow, Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Professor John Carlin, biostatistician, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • A/Professor Lisa Goldhealth economist, Deakin University
  • Professor Kelsey Hegartygeneral practitioner; Chair, Family Violence Prevention at The University of Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospital; Director of Safer Families CRE; Chair of the Melbourne Research Alliance to end Violence against Women and their Children
  • Professor Lena SanciHead of Department and Chair of General Practice, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Ali Fogartypsychologist and Stronger Futures CRE scholar, Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Professor Helen Herrman, psychiatrist and public health physician, Research Leader at Orygen and Professor of Psychiatry at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne; and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health in Melbourne
  • Professor Harriet MacMillan, psychiatrist and paediatrician, Offord Centre for Child Studies and Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Paediatrics, McMaster University, Canada
  • Dr Fiona Mensah, Senior Research Fellow in epidemiology and biostatistics, Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute 
  • Dr Margarita Moreno-BentancurSenior Research Fellow, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children's Research Institute 
  • Dr Rohan Borschmann, psychologist and Dame Kate Campbell Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Equity, The University of Melbourne
  • A/Professor Laura Tarzia, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lead of the Sexual Abuse and Violence research program at the Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne and Deputy Lead of the Centre for Family Violence Prevention at the Royal Women's Hospital
  • Professor Craig OlssonProfessor of Developmental Psychology, Deakin University
  • Professor George PattonProfessor of Adolescent Health Research, University of Melbourne, and Director of Research at the Centre for Adolescent Health, and the head of the Adolescent Health Research Group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Professor Mario Alvares-JiminezDirector, Orygen Digital
  • Ms Jacqueline O'Brien, CEO, Tweedle Child and Family Health Service
  • Ms Karen Field, CEO, Drummond Street Family Services and National Chief Executive of Stepfamilies Australia
  • Ms Allison Cox, Director of Berry Street Take Two
  • Dr Hannah Woolhouse, counselling psychologist and Honorary Research Fellow, Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute 
  • Professor Christine MacArthur, maternal epidemiologist, Professor of Maternal and Child Epidemiology in the School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK
  • Professor Sheena ReillyPro Vice Chancellor (Health), Griffith University and Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute