Dr. Katie Allen MP

Former Member for Higgins (May 2019 - May 2022)

Dr Katie Allen has lived in the Higgins electorate for 40 years after growing up in Albury NSW. She is married with four children and has been a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital for the last 28 years. She has been a Professor at the University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester and Director of the Australian Centre of Food and Allergy Research. She has also been on the Board at Cabrini Hospital and Chairman of Melbourne Girls Grammar School.

Katie has published more than 300 scientific papers and has been Director of the Population Health Research Theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She was elected as an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and has been internationally recognised for her work at the World Health Organisation and the US National Academy of Science. She is passionate about an economically and environmentally sustainable future for all Australians.

Katie was sworn in at the Opening of the 46th Parliament in Canberra, making her First Speech on 29th July 2019, where she took the opportunity to speak about her passion for her diverse local community in Higgins. She outlined her vision for ensuring a healthy and educated start to life for the next generation and an environmentally and economically sustainable future for all.