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Doctors for Justice is a team comprised of doctors, lawyers, medical students, and many other professions all working together to strive for equity among all.

Meet the Team: Meet the Team


Louise Newman is the Director of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne

She was the founding Chair of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry at Newcastle University and the previous Director of the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry. In January 2011 she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for work in child protection.

Besides being the convenor of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Group, she has also been a Government advisor on asylum seeker and refugee mental health and contributed to the development of policy for mental health screening and response to torture survivors. In addition, Louise is also involved in research into the impact of immigration detention on child asylum seekers. 

Follow Louise on Twitter @LouiseKNewman

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