Catherine Chamberlain


Professor Catherine Chamberlain is a Palawa Trawlwoolway woman (Tasmania), NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Professor of Indigenous Health at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. Catherine also holds the position of Editor-in-Chief of the First Nations Health and Wellbeing: The Lowitja Journal.

Catherine’s research focus is on perinatal opportunities to improve health equity. She currently leads two large multi-disciplinary projects: (1) Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future – involving co-design, development, implementation and evaluation of perinatal awareness, recognition, assessment and support strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex trauma; and (2) Replanting the Birthing Trees, which aims to transform cycles of intergenerational trauma to intergenerational cycles of nurturing and recovery.

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