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A/PROF Georgia Paxton


  • Refugee health (children, adolescents)



  • Georgie Paxton is a general paediatrician working in refugee health, based at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. She also holds appointments at the University of Melbourne, and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She has led the Royal Children’s Hospital Immigrant Health Service since 2005, and is involved in refugee health guideline and policy development at local, state and national level. Her research interests include the health status of refugee children and young people, with a wide ranging output reflecting emergent clinical issues and the impact of Australian refugee policy. She was Chair of the Victorian Refugee Health Network over 2013 – 2015, and remains on the Executive group for the Network, she has previously held independent advisory roles with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection/Department of Home Affairs. In 2016, she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, for services to refugee health.   


Member of

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1999 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • MPH, Monash University 2005
  • BMedSci, University of Melbourne 1997
  • MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne 1997

Awards and honors

  • Victorian Honour Roll of Women, Victorian Honour Roll of Women, Victorian Government, 2016
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2005