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Prof Jeannette Milgrom

Director, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Austin Health; Director, Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI)

About Prof Jeannette Milgrom

Jeannette Milgrom is Professor of Psychology, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne and Director of the Parent-Infant Research Institute and Clinical & Health Psychology, Austin Health, Melbourne. She established an inaugural psychology hospital department at Austin Health and convened the D.Psych (Health), University of Melbourne (1999-2008). She has supervised 9 PhD, 17 D.Psych (Health/Clinical), 8 MA/Sc, 1 BSc (Hons) and 5 BGrad Dip students. She was Chair of the College of Health Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society, 2002-06. She is recipient and CI on 70 research grants (including 3 NHMRC and 1 NIH) and author of 8 books (including Italian and Dutch translations), 18 chapters and 125 scientific articles.

Jeannette established the Parent‐Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in 2001 as a centre of excellence conducting basic and applied research with a focus on high-risk infants, ante and postnatal depression, and anxiety, prematurity, developing psychological treatments (mothers, fathers and babies) and screening. Jeannette has had a major role in Australia with beyondblue through the National Perinatal Depression Initiative which has since 2001 strived to make available universal screening for depression for all Australian families.

Jeannette is also Immediate Past President of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health.
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