Professor Sharon Goldfeld

Professor Sharon Goldfeld

PhD, Biostat Epidemiol, MBBS

Professor Sharon Goldfeld holds a unique position within Australian child health research, with 10 years government experience she is an expert in policy, a paediatrician, and a public health clinician scientist. Sharon is the Director of the Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Theme Director, Population Health at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Over her career she has successfully translated her research into service delivery and policy including the national implementation of the Australian Early Development Census. She now leads an innovative program focused on investigating, testing and translating sustainable policy relevant solutions that can eliminate inequities for Australia’s children.

“The strategy focuses on the campus as an equitable and excellent provider of services and approaches that can make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of children- we will deliver on this aspiration within 5 years” - Professor Sharon Goldfield.

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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