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Dr Catherine Chamberlain Senior Research Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre

Catherine Chamberlain is an NHMRC Early Career and Senior Research Fellow (2015-2018), who received the 2015 NHMRC 'Rising Star' award. A descendant of the Trawlwoolway People (Tasmania), her postdoctoral research program aims to improve Indigenous health equity by developing strengths-based family-focussed strategies in pregnancy, birth and early childhood.

She has over 25 years' experience in reproductive and child health, including program and hospital service management, policy implementation, guideline development, evidence-based practice and research. Her mixed method research experience includes qualitative research, epidemiological research, research translation and evidence synthesis.

She is an associate editor for 'Research for All: Universities and Society' a new journal which explores the ways which researchers work with communities and regularly reviews for more than a dozen journals. She is currently a steering group member for the Victorian Aboriginal maternal and child health initiative, working group member developing core competencies and training to support 'Birthing on Country, NHMRC grant review panel member and 'SIDS and KIDS' scientific committee member.

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