Biography

Dr Katie Allen MP is the Federal member for Higgins, elected in 2019.

Katie served as a Paediatrician and Medical Researcher at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for over 25 years. She was Director of the Population Health Research Theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and was a Professor at both the University of Melbourne and Manchester. She has published more than 350 peer-reviewed publications. Katie’s international public health experience includes consulting to the WHO and the US National Academy of Sciences.

Katie has lived in Higgins for 40 years and is married with 4 children. She has volunteered for her community as Chair of the Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School Council and on the Board of Cabrini Health.

As the Member for Higgins she sits on several committees including the Committee for Trade and Investment Growth, NBN, the Implementation of the National Redress Scheme and Committee on Indigenous Recognition, Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources and is a supplementary member of the Health, Aged Care and Sport committee.

From Katie

More Labor division.

Jan 28

Same old Labor.

Jan 28

In the middle of a global pandemic, Labor is focused on itself.

Jan 28

Lots of kids will be heading back to school this week, and some will be starting for the first time. Wishing them all (and their mums and dads) a happy first day. 2020 was a really tough year for our children with #COVID19 causing lots of interruption and uncertainty. We still face many more challenges this year but here’s hoping 2021 will be a better year. Good luck also to all those students heading into Year 12 and their final year of school. Here’s a throwback photo of me in my Clovelly Public School uniform back when I was aged around 5. I have many fond memories of my time at Clovelly. I remember my teachers so well. Mrs Hitchings in K, Miss Gould in 1st Class and Mrs O’Connor in 2nd class.

Jan 27