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Professorial Fellow in Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne

Louise Newman is Professorial Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne

In January 2011 she was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

She is a practising infant psychiatrist with expertise in the area of disorders of early parenting and attachment difficulties in infants. She has undertaken research into the issues confronting parents with histories of early trauma and neglect. Her current research is focussing on the evaluation of infant-parent interventions in high-risk populations, the concept of parental reflective functioning in mothers with borderline personality disorder and the neurobiology of parenting disturbance.


  • 2009–present
    Professor of Developmental Psychiatry, School of Psychology & Psychiatry, Monash University
  • 2009–present
    Director, Centre for Developmental Psychiatry & Psychology , Monash University
  • 2006–2009
    Chair, Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry, University of Newcastle


  • 2006 
    University of Sydney, PhD


Order of Australia