Jeannette Milgrom established the Parent‐Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in 2001 conducting basic and applied research (ante and postnatal depression, anxiety, prematurity, screening, CDSS, and developing psychological treatments – mothers, fathers and babies).
She has been successful as Principal Investigator on three prestigious National and Health Medical Research and a National Institute of Health grants over the last 5 years, investigating neurobehavioural development in preterm infants and developing internet treatment of postnatal depression. In a landmark publication, improvement in infant brain connectivity (visible on MRI scans) was found following a stress-reduction intervention by parents (Milgrom et al., 2010, Ped Res, 67). She continues to be a leading influence: recently editing a state-of-the-art book on screening.
Jeannette’s successful track record with over 80 grants to date includes six prestigious National and Health Medical Research grants and a National Institute of Health grant. She was a principal researcher in the National Postnatal Depression Program (beyondblue 2002-2006). She now also engages in translation of research to practice and wide-scale implementation has occurred across Australia. Delivery of online e-treatments for perinatal mental health is now a focus. She is an Executive Committee Member of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health (formerly President 2014-2016 and Conference Chair in 2016).