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NHMRC Early Career Fellow

PhD MPsych (Clin) MAPS

Dr Monique Robinson completed PhD and MPsych (Clinical) degrees at UWA in 2010. Monique is currently an Associate Principal Investigator and an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Telethon Institute and a registered psychologist working in the field of perinatal, child and adolescent mental health.

Monique's primary research focus has been on the maternal lifestyle factors during pregnancy that influence behavioural development throughout childhood and adolescence, including stress, maternal obesity, vitamin D, hypertension, alcohol and cigarette smoking.

Monique has over 30 publications in this area, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and government reports and has received 19 early career researcher grants and awards to date including 2011 funding from Qantas and the National Heart Foundation. In 2011 Monique was named one of the Young Tall Poppy Science Award WA Winners, the Australian Psychological Society Early Career Researcher of 2011 and a Heath Ledger Career Development Award winner.

Monique is passionate about early intervention in mental health and is active in translation including being a Scientific Advisor to the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia and a member of the organizing committee for the 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders.