A/PROF Brigid Jordan

A/PROF Brigid Jordan




  • Brigid Jordan is Associate Professor of Paediatric Social Work (Infant and Family) at the Royal Children's Hospital. This position is a joint endeavour between The Royal Children's Hospital and the Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and was established with the supported of a grant from Australian Communities Foundation.  Associate Professor Jordan is also Team Leader of the Infant Mental Health Research Team at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

    Brigid's research explores the relationship between early life stress – as a result of serious illness and hospital experience or significant family stress and social disadvantage – and the health and mental health of infants and young children and their families. This research has a strong focus on clinical and translational outcomes and includes intervention trials of novel clinical approaches in paediatric social work and infant mental health.

    Brigid was involved with colleagues in establishing  the Graduate Diploma and Masters courses in Infant Mental Health offered through the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne. Infant Mental Health courses are now offered through Mindful Centre for for Training and Research in Developmental Health.

    Research webpage - https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/research-groups/paediatrics-research/paediatric-social-work  



Member of

  • World Association for Infant Mental Health. Executive Committee Member and Board of Directors member 2000-2006 2000 -
  • Australian Association for Infant Mental Health. Past President 1992 -
  • Australian Association of Social Workers. Accredited Member 1984 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BSW, University of Melbourne 1983

Awards and honors

  • Member of the Order of Australia, AM, 2019
  • In recognition of significant contribution to the field of infant mental health, World Association for Infant Mental Health, 2008


Available for supervision

  • Y