Keynote Speakers

Professor Harriet Hiscock

Professor Hiscock is a consultant paediatrician and National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow. She is Associate Director, Research at the Centre for Community Child Health, Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Health Services Research Unit and Group Leader, Health Services, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Her research focuses on developing, testing and implementing novel approaches to: (i) keep children out of hospital; (ii) reduce low value (wasteful) care; and (iii) integrate health, social and education services to improve health and wellbeing for children, including those living with family adversity. She has published over 180 peer reviewed papers and been awarded continuous NHMRC funding since 2002 including a current CRE in Childhood Adversity and Mental Health, as CIA.

Professor Hiscock has a strong focus on translation beyond traditional methods, including her infant sleep e- learning package for professionals, MCRI Sleep podcast, a sleep app designed to help parents manage common child behaviour problems and rollout of her Infant Sleep program to 1,200 Victorian maternal and child health nurses, for which she was awarded the 2010 Early Years Minister’s Award for Partnerships with Families and Communities. Her work informs content of the federal government-funded Raising Children Network Parenting site. ‚Äč

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