Dr Nathan Gibson – Chief Psychiatrist congratulates Professor Helen Milroy on her recognition as the 2021 WA Australian of the Year.
Professor Milroy is a highly respected expert in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has made significant contributions to the fields of research, education and training in Aboriginal and child mental health with a particular focus on grief and trauma. Her contribution to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been invaluable in furthering the commitment to trauma informed care. Her recognition as WA’s 2021 Australian of the Year is welcome news for the field of mental health in Western Australia.
Professor Milroy was also recently awarded the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize