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

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia commencing in January, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion supply & production agreement between the Australian Government & pharmaceutical companies. FULL DETAILS: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/australia-secures-onshore-manufacturing-agreements-two-covid-19-vaccines

Sep 07

“Australians will gain free access to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 if trials prove successful.” - Scott Morrison (ScoMo)

Sep 07

#LIVE: Press conference from Parliament House, Canberra

Sep 07

First time I’ve had my parents over to my place during COVID. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads across NSW!

Sep 06