Prof Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown is Co-Director of the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence, Head of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow.
Stephanie is a perinatal, maternal and social epidemiologist, with a longstanding interest in health services research and implementation science. She established and leads the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families group at MCRI, and holds a joint appointment at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI,) where she is involved in a number of collaborative projects working with Aboriginal women, children and families. She also holds an honorary appointment as Professorial Fellow in the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne.
Stephanie’s research on maternal health has been pivotal in drawing international attention to the extent and impact of common maternal physical and mental health problems after childbirth and health consequences of intimate partner violence for women and children.