Professor Harriet Hiscock

Professor Harriet Hiscock

MBBS, FRACP, MD, Grad Dip Epidemiology

Professor Harriet Hiscock is Associate Director of Research at the Centre for Community Child Health, Consultant Paediatrician and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. She is Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Health Services Research Unit, Group Leader of the Health Services group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Director of the Australian Paediatric Research Network, and Principal Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.

Her research focuses on common child health conditions, in particular:

  1. developing and trialling community approaches to their management
  2.  reducing low value care
  3. optimising care for common mental health conditions

She is also interested in improving child health outcomes through paediatric, secondary care-based research including e-health. She is driving this research through the Australian Paediatric Research Network – a research network of 550 paediatricians. She is assisted by a team of about 20 researchers and students.

“Each year, thousands of children come to the RCH with physical health problems, but many of them also have mental health problems too. Our strategy will provide us the opportunity to work together collaboratively on the Melbourne Children’s Campus to better support parents and families in identifying mental health concerns while also developing new guidelines and models of care that we can share with the Victorian community” – Professor Harriet Hiscock.

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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