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Associate Director, Research
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 Health Services 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 (i) developing and trialling integrated
care models, to reduce hospital burden; (ii) reducing low value care (i.e.
unnecessary imaging, pathology testing and medication); (iii) optimising care
for common mental health conditions such as ADHD and anxiety. 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 15 researchers and students.
Professor Hiscock has translated her research
into practice including the rollout of her Infant Sleep program to 1200
Victorian maternal and child health nurses, for which she was awarded the 2010
Early Years Minister's Award for Partnerships with Families and Communities.
The program has been translated into eight languages and informed content of
the federal government-funded Raising
Children Network parenting site. She was funded by the Victorian government
to extend this training program to 150 GPs in 2011/12 and by the Sleep Health
Foundation to develop an online version of the training program in 2013. She
has co-authored a report which led to inclusion of a child mental health
measure in the Victorian School Entry Health Questionnaire that enables earlier
detection and management of child mental health problems.
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The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.