Louise Newman AM is a Professorial Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Newcastle University and Monash University. She has held senior leadership positions in mental health training and research, including director of the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, and director of the Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, and she is currently Director of the Melbourne University BEAR (Building Early Attachment and Resilience) research unit. She is recognised as Australia’s leading researcher in the areas of infant and early child development, disturbances of early parenting, and parent–infant interventions. Louise’s publications focus on developmental psychopathology and early risk factors for mental disorder, clinical intervention models, and the developmental impact of parental psychopathology. Her clinical work focuses on trauma-related conditions and the impact of child abuse on development. She is an advocate for the rights of women and asylum seekers and Convenor of the rights organisation Doctors for Justice.