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DR Kim-Michelle Gilson


  • Childhood disability
  • Mental Health



  • I am passionate about research that can inform policy and services on how mental health can be supported in children, youth and their families, particularly in those that experience social disadvantage. I am also interested in how we can translate and disseminate research findings in way that is engaging and understandable for families and services. Specific interests include: Screening and care pathways for maternal mental health Parental mental health and impact on child outcomes Promoting mental health and wellbeing in secondary schools   


Member of

  • Australian Psychological Society. MAPS 2013 -
  • Psychology Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registered Psychologist 2010 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Gilson K. Help-seeking for mental health in parents of children with disabilities. University of Melbourne Early Career Research Grant $32,554. Jan 2015 – Dec 2015. Gilson K; Davis E; Reddihough D. Working together to understand the mental health promotion needs of parents and carers of children with cerebral palsy. State Trustees Grassroots Grants Program $10,000 Jan 2015 – Dec 2015.   


Education and training

  • MPsych (Clinical), University of Melbourne 2012
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012


Available for supervision

  • Y