Professor Catherine Chamberlain is a Palawa woman of the Trawlwoolway clan (Tasmania), registered midwife and public health researcher (PhD, MPH, MSc Public Health Practice, Graduate Certificates in Health Service Management and Indigenous Research and Leadership). She is a member of the APPRISE Executive.
She is Director of Onemda Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. She currently leads large multi-disciplinary multi-jurisdictional projects to develop, implement and evaluate perinatal strategies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex trauma. Professor Chamberlain is the inaugural Editor-In-Chief for First Nations Health and Wellbeing: The Lowitja Journal.
Professor Chamberlain has over 25 years’ experience in the health sector, including leadership positions within academic institutions, government and health services. She draws on her breadth of experience to facilitate collaborative solutions to complex health issues by applying expertise and evidence to specific contexts and needs of all stakeholders.