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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

  • Biro, MA, Yelland, J, Brown, S. Who is holding the baby? Women's experiences of contact with their baby immediately after birth: An Australian population-based survey. Women and Birth 28: s40 -s41 2015
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  • Brown, S, Gartland, D, Woolhouse, H, Giallo, R. Maternal Health Study Policy Brief No. 2: Health consequences of family violence. 2015
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  • Brown, S, Glover, K, Buckskin, M, Ah Kit, J, Stuart-Butler, D, Leane, C, Turner, M, Gartland, D, Yelland, J. Aboriginal Families Study Policy Brief No 3: Antenatal care: achieving equitable access. 2015
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  • Gartland, D, Woolhouse, H, Mensah, FK, Hegarty, K, Hiscock, H, Brown, SJ. The Case for Early Intervention to Reduce the Impact of Intimate Partner Abuse on Child Outcomes: Results of an Australian Cohort of Firstā€Time Mothers. Birth 41(4) : 374 -383 2014
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  • Woolhouse, H, Mercuri, K, Judd, F, Brown, SJ. Antenatal mindfulness intervention to reduce depression, anxiety and stress: a pilot randomised controlled trial of the MindBabyBody program in an Australian tertiary maternity hospital. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 14(1) : 369 2014
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