Helen Skouteris is a developmental psychologist and the Foundation Monash Warwick Alliance Chair in Health and Social Care Improvement and Implementation Science. She heads Australia’s first Health and Social Care Unit (HSCU) within the Faculty of Medicine at Monash. Helen’s research has focused predominantly on promoting health and wellbeing across preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, preschool, childhood, and adolescence, to reduce the prevalence of obesity. Across her entire career she has also extended and applied her research expertise to populations living with disadvantage, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with health equity embedded in all the work arising from HSCU. She has published >340 peer reviewed papers, 8 book chapters, and has received over >$35M in funding over the last 10 years. Helen is the daughter of non-English speaking migrants and first in family to attend university.
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