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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

  • Flenady, V, Wojcieszek, AM, Middleton, P, Ellwood, D, Erwich, JJ, Coory, M, Khong, TY, Silver, RM, Smith, GCS, Boyle, FM, et al. Stillbirths: recall to action in high-income countries. The Lancet 387(10019) : 691 -702 2016
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  • Woolhouse, H, Gartland, D, Mensah, F, Giallo, R, Brown, S. Maternal depression from pregnancy to 4 years postpartum and emotional/behavioural difficulties in children: results from a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Archives of Women's Mental Health 19(1) : 141 -151 2016
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  • Giallo, R, Gartland, D, Woolhouse, H, Brown, S. “I didn’t know it was possible to feel that tired”: exploring the complex bidirectional associations between maternal depressive symptoms and fatigue in a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Archives of Women's Mental Health 19(1) : 25 -34 2016
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  • Riggs, E, Yelland, J, Duell‐Piening, P, Brown, SJ. Improving health literacy in refugee populations. The Medical Journal of Australia 204(1) : 9 -10 2016
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  • Patton, GC, Olsson, C, Brown, S, authors, S. Perinatal depressive symptoms preceded by mental health problems – Authors' reply. The Lancet 387(10014) : 126 2016
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