Pioneer Indigenous doctor wins top WA gong

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Professor Helen Milroy named WA Australian of the Year
Australian Associated Press
Professor Helen Milroy
Professor Helen Milroy. Photo by Salty Dingo

The nation’s first recognised Indigenous medical doctor, psychiatrist Professor Helen Milroy, has been named Western Australia’s 2020 Australian of the Year.

A descendant of the Palyku people from WA’s Pilbara region, Professor Milroy became a doctor in 1983 and is one of Australia’s foremost child and adolescent psychiatrists.