Personal profile


I am a clinical academic psychiatrist working in the field of perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health. I have teaching and research interests in parent-child relationships, intergenerational trauma, family-based interventions, and the ethics of mental health care. I am chair the Monash Early Relationship and Infant Development Inter-Agency Network (MERIDIAN), and am a member of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Committee for Professional Practice, Binational Section of Philosophy and Humanities, and Victorian Psychiatry Training Committee.

My research grants include:

  • New Investigator Grant, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2015
  • Emerging Researcher Fellowship, Monash Health, 2021

My current teaching commitments include:

  • Stream coordinator: Master of Mental Health Science (Psychiatry) (M6022)
  • Unit coordinator: Ethics of Mental Health Care (MHS5106) in the Master of Mental Health Science (M6022)
  • Topic coordinator: Human Behaviour and Development in the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (M6011)
  • Chief Examiner: Foundations of Psychiatry I (PIT5001), Foundations of Psychiatry II (PIT5002), Foundations of Psychiatry III (PIT5003), Psychiatry of the Medically Ill (PIT5005), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (PIT5006), Fundamentals of Forensic Psychiatry (MHS5105), Ethics of Mental Health Care (MHS5106)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

MBBS (Hons)

BMedSc (Hons)




External positions

Clinical Academic Psychiatrist (Child & Adolescent), Monash Health

Clinical Fellow, University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • psychiatry
  • perinatal mental health
  • infant mental health
  • ethics
  • family relationships
  • attachment
  • child mental health
  • parenthood

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