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.