• 4715 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Professor Stephanie Brown is a social epidemiologist, health services researcher and Head of the Intergenerational Health Group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Her goals are to reduce social inequalities in maternal and child health, and across the life course. Her team are working at the interface of policy, health services and community to co-design and implement policy relevant epidemiological and intervention research focusing on the beginning of life, when change is most likely to lead to reduction in health inequalities. A major focus of her work is improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families, women and children of refugee background and women and children experiencing family violence.
She is Co-director of the NHMRC Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence, an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and holds professorial positions at the University of Melbourne and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute​
Other Affiliations: 
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
  • Professorial Fellow, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (2016-2020)
  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012-2015)
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (2008- 2011)
  • VicHealth Public Health Research Fellowship (2002-2006)
  • BMC Award for Excellence in Medicine (2007)
  • 'Young Tall Poppy' Award (1999)


  • Aboriginal Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Health services research

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Research Output

Afghan families and health professionals’ access to health information during and after pregnancy

Riggs, E., Yelland, J., Szwarc, J., Duell-Piening, P., Wahidi, S., Fouladi, F., Casey, S., Chesters, D. & Brown, S., 1 May 2020, In : Women and Birth. 33, 3, p. e209-e215

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economic burden of maternal morbidity – A systematic review of cost-of-illness studies

Moran, P. S., Wuytack, F., Turner, M., Normand, C., Brown, S., Begley, C. & Daly, D., Jan 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 1, e0227377.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Emotional-behavioral resilience and competence in preschool children exposed and not exposed to intimate partner violence in early life

Fogarty, A., Giallo, R., Wood, C., Kaufman, J. & Brown, S., 1 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 44, 2, p. 97-106 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infant sleep and child mental health: A longitudinal investigation

Cook, F., Conway, L. J., Giallo, R., Gartland, D., Sciberras, E. & Brown, S., 1 Jan 2020, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 318014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Intimate partner violence and maternal mental health ten years after a first birth: An Australian prospective cohort study of first-time mothers

Brown, S., Mensah, F., Giallo, R., Woolhouse, H., Hegarty, K., Nicholson, J. M. & Gartland, D., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 262, p. 247-257 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle