Dr Niroshini Kennedy is a developmental and behavioural paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.
She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (MBBS 1999 and MPH 2008) and trained in General Paediatrics and Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Her clinical work involves the care of Aboriginal children in the child protection system and in state care. Prior to her current roles, she worked as a child protection paediatrician at RCH’s Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service for several years. Her clinical, policy and advocacy work has focussed on the health needs of vulnerable children, and health system redesign.
She was awarded the 2018 Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship to investigate models of Integrated Care for Aboriginal children in statutory care. Her report, “Improving the Health of Aboriginal Children in out-of-home care” has recently been published by the Churchill Trust.
Dr Kennedy is a member of Victoria’s Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, a Ministerial Advisory Council. She is an active contributor to the Royal Australasian College of Physician's policy and advocacy work, and has served on Council of the Paediatric Division, and the Paediatric Policy and Advocacy Committee. She is Lead Fellow for the RACP's Congress 2021 and chairs the RACP's Congress Program Committee.
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