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Role Group Leader / Snr Princ Research Fellow
Research area Population Health

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Professor Stephanie Brown is a social epidemiologist, health services researcher and Head of the Intergenerational Health Group at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She is Director of the Stronger Futures Centre of Research Excellence, Co-Convenor of the Aboriginal Health Program at MCRI and Honorary Professor in the Department of General Practice and Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Stephanie has two decades of experience working at the interface of policy, health services and community to co-design and implement policy relevant epidemiological and intervention research focusing on the beginning of life, when change is most likely to lead to reduction of health inequalities across the life course. A major focus of her work is improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families, women and children of refugee background and women and children experiencing family violence.
Professor Stephanie Brown is a social epidemiologist, health services researcher and Head of the Intergenerational Health Group at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She is Director of the Stronger Futures Centre of Research Excellence,...
Professor Stephanie Brown is a social epidemiologist, health services researcher and Head of the Intergenerational Health Group at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She is Director of the Stronger Futures Centre of Research Excellence, Co-Convenor of the Aboriginal Health Program at MCRI and Honorary Professor in the Department of General Practice and Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Stephanie has two decades of experience working at the interface of policy, health services and community to co-design and implement policy relevant epidemiological and intervention research focusing on the beginning of life, when change is most likely to lead to reduction of health inequalities across the life course. A major focus of her work is improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families, women and children of refugee background and women and children experiencing family violence.

Top Publications

  • Vanpraag, D, Dawson, W, Bell, B, Riggs, E, Szwarc, J, Brown, S, Furler, J, Casey, S, Teale, G, Yelland, J. Enhancing general practice referrals for women of refugee background to maternity care. Australian Journal of Primary Health 24(2) : 123 -129 2018
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  • Yelland, J, Riggs, E, Szwarc, J, Vanpraag, D, Dawson, W, Brown, S. Improving the ascertainment of refugee-background people in health datasets and health services. Australian Health Review 42(2) : 130 -133 2018
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  • McDonald, E, Woolhouse, H, Brown, SJ. Sexual pleasure and emotional satisfaction in the first 18 months after childbirth. Midwifery 55: 60 -66 2017
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  • Giallo, R, Riggs, E, Lynch, C, Vanpraag, D, Yelland, J, Szwarc, J, Duell-Piening, P, Tyrell, L, Casey, S, Brown, SJ. The physical and mental health problems of refugee and migrant fathers: findings from an Australian population-based study of children and their families. BMJ Open 7(11) : e015603 2017
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  • Giallo, R, Pilkington, P, McDonald, E, Gartland, D, Woolhouse, H, Brown, S. Physical, sexual and social health factors associated with the trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms from pregnancy to 4 years postpartum. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 52(7) : 815 -828 2017
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