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Helen Milroy

Professor, MB BS CertChildPsych W.Aust., FRANZCP

  • The University of Western Australia (M303), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 81 Citations
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Biography

MB BS CertChildPsych W.Aust., FRANZCP

Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia but was born and educated in Perth. She studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia, worked as a General Practitioner and Consultant in Childhood Sexual Abuse at Princess Margaret Hospital for children for several years before completing specialist training in Child and Adolescent psychiatry.

Helen is currently Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia; and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service, Department of Health, situated at Graylands Hospital, Perth. She is Lead Investigator of the Australian team on the NHMRC International Collaborative Grant “Educating for Equity” exploring how health professional education can reduce disparities in chronic disease.

Helen has been on State, National and College policy committees, Reference and Advisory groups. Helen is a current member of the NHMRC Australian Human Ethics Committee; the NHMRC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisory Committee; DoHA Health and Wellbeing Check for Three Year Olds Expert Group; NHMRC Indigenous Mental Health Advisory Group; and NHMRC ADHD Expert Working Group. She has most recently been appointed to the Board of Closing the Gap Clearinghouse with the Department of Indigenous Affairs.She has been a Board member of Headspace - the National Youth Mental Health initiative; the Western Australian Indigenous Implementation Board; and was Past President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA). Helen is conjoint award recipient of the World Council for Psychotherapy’s Sigmund Freud Award 2011 for contributions to the field of psychotherapy. She was also 2011 Yachad Scholar.

Helen’s work and research interests include holistic medicine, child mental health, recovery from trauma and grief, application of Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous health curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, Aboriginal health and mental health, and developing and supporting the Aboriginal medical workforce.

Roles and responsibilities

Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Health - Statewide Aboriginal Medical Service - Graylands Hospital
Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia

Future research

Chief Investigator, Educating for Equity - Exploring how health professional education can reduce disparities in chronic disease, NHMNRC International Collaborative ICIHRP Grant

Funding overview

$2.8 million

Previous positions

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Programme
Senior Registrar
Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Clinic - Bentley Health Service
Mother and Infant Services - King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH and PMH)
General Clinic - Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH)

Psychiatry Training Programme
Child Psychiatry - PMH & Selby Clinic
Community Psychiatry - Osborne & Avro Clinics
Adult Psychiatry - Fremantle Hospital
Obstetric & Gynaecology Liaison Psychiatry - KEMH
Forensic Psychiatry - Graylands Hospital
Old Age Psychiatry - Osborne Lodge

Teaching overview

Indigenous Mental Health training for psychiatric registrars 1998-current
Supervisor for registrars training in Child Psychiatry 2000-current
Lecturer at University of Western Australia

Research

Holistic medicine
Child mental health
Recovery from trauma and grief
Application of Indigenous knowledge
Indigenous health curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
Aboriginal health
Aboriginal mental health
Health professional education

Keywords

  • Aboriginal mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Aboriginal health
  • Indigenous health curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
  • Application of Indigenous knowledge
  • Recovery from trauma and grief
  • Holistic medicine

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grief Social Sciences

Projects 2005 2019

Research Output 2003 2014

Community Life and Development Programs – Pathways to Healing

Milroy, H., Dudgeon, P. & Walker, R., 2014, Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Dudgeon, P., Milroy, H. & Walker, R. (eds.). Barton, ACT: Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, p. 419-435 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Pathway
Healing
Trauma
Governance
Resilience
1 Citations

Voices across the fence: Commonality, difference and respectful practice across a half century of change

Hunter, E. M. & Milroy, H., 2013, In : Australasian Psychiatry. 21, 4, p. 305-310

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychiatry
New Zealand
Mental Health