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Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Helen Milroy is a consultant psychiatrist with many years’ experience working in child and adolescent psychiatry, specifically in research on trauma, and an expert in Aboriginal mental health provision. She is the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia and an Honorary Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute.

Her work and research interests include holistic medicine, child mental health, recovery from trauma and grief, application of indigenous knowledge, Aboriginal health and mental health, and developing and supporting the Aboriginal medical workforce. Professor Milroy has been on state and national mental health advisory committees and boards with a focus on the wellbeing of children. She is currently a commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission and has also recently been appointed as the AFL's first Indigenous commissioner.

Professor Milroy is the WA 2021 Australian of the Year and was joint winner of the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize.