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Organisation : Parent-Infant Research Institute

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Bi-monthly Board Meetings of 2 hours duration and an Annual General Meeting. Portfolio of activities.

Duration of project : 12 months minimum term

Sector : Children, Families, Men, Mental Health, Research / Medical Research, Women

Posted on : 6 Dec, 2018

About the Role

About the Parent-Infant Research Institute
Perinatal depression and anxiety are the leading cause of maternal death and disability. They affect the development of many infants and unborn children and disrupt the relationship between mother and child. Fewer than 50% of women seek or accept help, even when identified as depressed and only 10% receive adequate, effective treatment. Fathers, partners are also affected.

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is committed to making a difference to parent well-being and infant development (conception to 2 years) through research and the development of evidence-based treatments for mothers, fathers and babies.

PIRI has an international reputation as a leader in perinatal mental health research and new treatments. Our areas of speciality include antenatal depression, postnatal depression, prematurity and fostering parent-infant relationships and attachment.

Essential skills/ Interest/experience:
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly Board to build on our research expertise and reputation and to assist us in our new phase of development as we roll out our programs, commercialize and continue our research success despite the current climate of funding constraints. Start date December 2018 or early 2019.

Relevant backgrounds and expertise are: Public Health, Business and entrepreneurial activities, Government, Fundraising/Marketing, Law, Primary Care and Community Maternal Health, Research and academia.

Other relevant knowledge or experience:
i. Innovation
ii. Perinatal mental health and policy and practices
iii. Experience in e-technology
iv. Marketing and fundraising
v. A positive, pro-active approach to problem solving

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About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Parent-Infant Research Institute
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Professor Jeannette Milgrom AM, Executive Director

Phone : 0394964009

Email :

Please quote in application: Board Members via Pro Bono Australia.


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