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Frances Bilbao

Clinical Psychologist

Frances Bilbao is an experienced health sector leader, private practice owner, Director and Clinical Psychologist. Frances is the 2020-2021 Allied Health Awards Psychologist of the Year for her establishment and operation of Mums Matter Psychology, a leading perinatal psychology practice with a social conscience. She is the winner of the 2021 Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychology Significant Contribution Award, the 2019 APS Elaine Dignan Award and her team at Mums Matter Psychology, was the 2020-2021 Allied Health Awards Adult Team of the Year. Frances is a full member of the APS where she is the National Convenor of the Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest group and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists.

Frances has over 10 years of clinical experience working with clients in the perinatal phase and has authored and presented at various Perinatal Mental Health and Maternal & Child Health conferences. Frances also has extensive experience working on projects across multiple industries in her former career as a management consultant and has a passion for community development. In her private practice, Frances leads a team of 41 perinatal mental health clinicians. She is a registered Supervisor for Psychologists and oversees the training of Psychology Masters students, Interns and Clinical Registrars.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.