Prof Catherine Chamberlain
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Prof Catherine Chamberlain

Researcher and Midwife, ACT

Catherine Chamberlain is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow and Associate Professor at the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University.

Catherine is a registered midwife and public Health researcher with over 25 years’ experience in maternal health, and has worked in remote, rural and urban settings across health service, government and university sectors.

Catherine is a descendant of the Trawlwoolway people (Tasmania), and her research aims to identify perinatal opportunities to improve health equity across the life course. She is currently principal investigator for a large multidisciplinary project – Healing the past by nurturing the future – which aims to co-design perinatal awareness, recognition, assessment and support strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex childhood trauma.

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.