Professor Stephanie Brown

    BA (Hons), PhD
    Professor Stephanie Brown

    Professor Stephanie Brown is a social epidemiologist, health services researcher and Head of the Intergenerational Health Group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Her goals are to reduce social inequalities in maternal and child health, and across the life course. Her team are working at the interface of policy, health services and community to co-design and implement policy relevant epidemiological and intervention research focusing on the beginning of life, when change is most likely to lead to reduction in health inequalities. A major focus of her work is improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families, women and children of refugee background and women and children experiencing family violence.

    She is Co-director of the NHMRC Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence, an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and holds professorial positions at the University of Melbourne and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute​

    Other Affiliations:

    • Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
    • Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
    • Professorial Fellow, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute


    • NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (2016-2020)
    • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012-2015)
    • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (2008- 2011)
    • VicHealth Public Health Research Fellowship (2002-2006)
    • BMC Award for Excellence in Medicine (2007)
    • 'Young Tall Poppy' Award (1999)
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