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Murdock Children's Research Institute

Professor Harriet Hiscock is  a consultant paediatrician, NHMRC Practitioner Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, inaugural Director of the Health Services Research Unit, at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Professorial Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.  Her research focuses on improving mental healthcare, developing sustainable models to keep children out of hospital, and integrated care. She has led over 15 RCTs in these areas and in the last 5 years, received 30 grants, published or has in press 106 peer-reviewed papers (50% as first or senior author), and has successfully translated her work into practice and policy. She is CIA of the NHMRC-beyondblue funded Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Mental Health which aims to develop and test an integrated health and social care approach to better detecting and responding to childhood adversity. She has led a multi-million dollar 5-year Campus Mental Health Strategy for her institutes and is a member of the federal government’s National Mental Health Strategy for Children Working Party and the Starlight Foundation’s Health Professional Advisory Board. She is assisted by a team of about 20 researchers and students.

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