Associate Professor Femke Buisman-Pijlman

Associate Professor Femke Buisman-Pijlman

Academic Lead, University of Melbourne

Femke is a global leader in health education and has a double appointment at the Department of Paediatrics and the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Melbourne. She leads the educational components of the Strategy in close consultation with stakeholders, including clinicians and people with lived experience. Femke will lead the development of educational resources that increase knowledge, competence, and confidence in health professional’s ability to discuss and manage mental health problems in the Campus.

She hopes increased skills result in better experiences for children and have a positive impact on children’s wellbeing and developmental trajectory.

Acknowledgement of Country

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

Proudly supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation