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Frank Oberklaid

Founding Director, Center for Community Child Health

Frank Oberklaid, AOM, M.D., FRACP, AO, is the founding director of the Center for Community Child Health at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Professor Oberklaid is the author of two books and more than 150 scientific papers, is the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, and is founding editor of a series of national publications directed at professionals that work with young children. In 1998, Professor Oberklaid was awarded the medal of the order of Australia (OAM), as well as a centenary medal from the Australian government for outstanding leadership in community health research and early intervention approaches. His current interests include the prevention of, and early detection/intervention for developmental and behavioral challenges, and enhancing coordination of community based children's services to improve outcomes.