Fighting the good fight

Professor Louise Newman is one of Australia’s foremost experts on perinatal and infant psychiatry and president of Doctors for Refugees. She talks to 6minutes about her work.

What put you on the path of advocacy?

I’ve been involved in the mental health needs of asylum seekers for around 15 years, in particular in research into the impact of immigration-detention on child asylum seekers. I chaired the Immigration Health Advisory Group (IHAG) until it was dissolved by the