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Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Associate Professor Jill Sewell AM is a consultant paediatrician at the Centre for Community Child Health (the Centre) at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and Chair of the Quality and Safety Executive Council, Safer Care Victoria.

For many years Jill had overall responsibility for the developmental and behavioural specialty clinics at the Centre, including practicing consultant paediatricians and advanced trainees in paediatrics, who undertake over 5000 consultations each year for children and young people with a range of developmental and behavioural problems which impact on their health, development and education. She was also responsible for the Victorian Training Program in Community Child Health. She has also been the Clinical Director of the Children's Bioethics Centre at RCH.

Jill was the inaugural Chair of the Victorian Clinical Council. She has been President of the Australian Medical Council, an inaugural member of the Victorian Health Innovation and Reform Council, completed a nine year term on the board of Alfred Health, and was an inaugural Co-clinical Lead of the Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network. She has been President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

As well as her clinical specialty, Jill has long standing interests in medical ethics, paediatric and other medical education, quality improvement, health policy and service delivery, medical regulation and medical workforce.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child health, Royal Children’s Hospital , Murdoch Children's Research Institute


Member of the Order of Australia