Professor Jeannette Milgrom (Director, PIRI)


Jeannette Milgrom is Professor of Psychology, Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne and Director of Clinical and Health Psychology at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia. Jeannette pioneered ‘The Infant Clinic’ and in 2001 established the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) focusing on high-risk infants, ante and postnatal depression, and developing psychological treatments. She has had international recognition for her work with mothers and babies, and her book on treating postnatal depression has been translated into Italian and condensed in French. PIRI is based at Austin Health in a psychology hospital department she established over 25 years ago, which is held in high regard as a model for integrating clinical services, research and teaching at the University of Melbourne. She is recipient of 54 research grants and author/editor of 4 books (one translated into Italian), 13 chapters and published over 85 scientific articles.

Her work with postnatal depression has included training of health professionals and delivering public health initiatives. She has an ongoing active research interest and was the Victorian chief investigator on the beyondblue National Postnatal Depression Program and is principal chief investigator on a number of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.