Catherine Chamberlain

Catherine Chamberlain is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow and Associate Professor at the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University. Catherine is a Registered Midwife and Public Health researcher with over 25 years’ experience in maternal health, and has worked in remote, rural and urban settings across health service, government and university sectors. A descendant of the Trawlwoolway people (Tasmania), her research aims to improve health equity during the perinatal period. She is currently Principal Investigator for a large multi-disciplinary project – Healing the past by nurturing the future – which aims to co-design perinatal awareness, recognition, assessment and support strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex childhood trauma.