Associate Professor Gehan Roberts

Associate Professor Gehan Roberts


Associate Professor Gehan Roberts is a developmental-behavioural paediatrician and holds appointments with The Royal Children’s Hospital, Centre for Community Child Health, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and the University of Melbourne. 

Gehan completed his clinical fellowship in child development at the Boston Children's Hospital. He has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and a PhD in the field of child development from the University of Melbourne. Gehan coordinates the Victorian Training Program in Community Child Health, is an Associate Director (Clinical Services) at the Centre for Community Child Health, and is engaged in research, clinical supervision and teaching at both an undergraduate and post-graduate level. 

Gehan is the immediate past President of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia, the peak body for Australasian doctors who care for children with developmental disorders.

“The Campus Mental Health Strategy is an essential program for the Melbourne Children's Campus because it helps us to focus on the importance of mental health and wellbeing in all of our interactions with children and families” – A/Prof Gehan Roberts.

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