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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

  • Woolhouse, H, Perlen, S, Gartland, D, Brown, SJ. Physical Health and Recovery in the First 18 Months Postpartum: Does Cesarean Section Reduce Longā€Term Morbidity?. Birth 39(3) : 221 -229 2012
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  • Yelland, JS, Sutherland, GA, Brown, SJ. Women's Experience of Discrimination in Australian Perinatal Care: The Double Disadvantage of Social Adversity and Unequal Care. Birth 39(3) : 211 -220 2012
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  • Gartland, D, Lansakara, N, Flood, M, Brown, SJ. Assessing obstetric risk factors for maternal morbidity: congruity between medical records and mothers' reports of obstetric exposures. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 206(2) : 152.e1 -152.e10 2012
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  • Sutherland, G, Yelland, J, Brown, S. Social Inequalities in the Organization of Pregnancy Care in a Universally Funded Public Health Care System. Maternal and Child Health Journal 16(2) : 288 -296 2012
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  • Woolhouse, H, Gartland, D, Hegarty, K, Donath, S, Brown, S. Depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence in the 12 months after childbirth: a prospective pregnancy cohort study. BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 119(3) : 315 -323 2012
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