Dr Kate Milner
MBBS MPH FRACP
Child development and evaluation
Kate Milner is an Australian trained developmental paediatrician with a research interest in early child development and disability in low and middle income settings. She joined LSHTM in 2016 as part of a team at the MARCH Centre undertaking an evaluation of the 'Saving Brains' early child development portfolio, funded by Grand Challenges Canada.
From 2009 until her current role, Kate worked at the Centre for International Child Health (CICH), University of Melbourne, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Child and Newborn Health. Her previous work at CICH focused on beyond-survival care for high-risk newborns in the Pacific region and she has also worked with colleagues in Fiji to strengthen national level policy for early child development and health care for children with disabilities.
Clinically, Kate's has previously worked as a consultant paediatrician with the Department of Developmental Medicine and Chronic and Complex Care Team at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, as well as in low-resource settings in Australia and Fiji.
Kate's doctoral research includes a longitudinal observational study exploring early child development outcomes for high risk newborns in Fiji and an assessment of use of alternate developmental screening tools for developmental screening and surveillance in this population.