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Dr

Gehan Roberts

Honorary
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
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Dr

Gehan Roberts

 
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Dr

Gehan Roberts

 

My clinical interests are in the fields of developmental evaluation, behavioral consultation, learning disabilities, psychopharmacology and general paediatrics.

I am currently involved in research in the fields of developmental-behavioural paediatrics in the secondary care sector and also long-term outcomes of very premature infants.

In addition, I have an interest in bringing more evidence- based medicine into the standard of care for children with behavioral and developmental difficulties. An evolving interest is in the area of early intervention for children with learning difficulties, especially in the area of working memory deficits.

I am passionate about medical education and supervise paediatric advanced trainees as well as at Honours-, Masters- and Doctoral-level students. My Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, focusing on Clinical Effectiveness, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, has given me a broad and global perspective on child health and development and specific skills in teaching evidence-based practice, critical appraisal of research and designing and conducting studies. In 2009 I was appointed the coordinator of the Victorian Training Program in Community Child Health, the largest training program of its type in Australia. I am involved in teaching medical practitioners, allied health workers, teachers and families and also in curriculum development and program evaluation.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2010

Cottrell Fellowship, 1 year

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2010

Health Professional Research Fellowship, 4 years.

National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government

2009

Continuing Professional Development grant, 1 year.

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2005

Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship , 3 years.

National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government

2004

Grant Program - pilot grant category, 2 years

Harvard/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invitational

2004

For research in the field of developmental disabilities in childhood, 2 years

Deborah Munro Noonan Memorial Fund

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Masters of Public Health

Harvard University

Bachelor or Medicine and Surgery

University of Melbourne