Dr Graham Gee - Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Dr Graham Gee - Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Wed, 31/05/2023 - 1:00pm
End Time: 
Wed, 31/05/2023 - 2:00pm

WEHI Reconciliation Seminar hosted by Professor Sant-Rayn Pasricha

Dr Graham Gee

Team Leader / Senior Research Fellow, Population Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Aboriginal led research to build understandings of social and emotional wellbeing, complex trauma, and responding to child sexual abuse


Davis Auditorium


Including Q&A session


Dr Graham Gee is an Aboriginal-Chinese man, also with Celtic heritage, originally from Darwin. His Aboriginal-Chinese grandfather was born near Belyuen on Larrakia Country. Graham is a clinical psychologist and worked at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service for 11 years before taking up a position at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. His early career research focused on mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and complex trauma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In 2022/23, Graham received a fellowship from the Eisen Family Private Fund and an NHMRC grant to work with Victorian Aboriginal services dedicated to healing and prevention of child sexual abuse. Graham has an advisory role for the National Clinical Reference Group and Research Advisory Committee for the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse.


During his work in the Aboriginal community-controlled health sector as a clinical psychologist, Dr Graham Gee worked extensively with supporting adults to heal and recover from complex trauma. He also led research with a focus on cultural determinants and other factors associated with post-traumatic stress and mental health and wellbeing-related outcomes. In this seminar, Graham will begin by sharing some of his research findings and related therapeutic experience with regards to understanding complex trauma within an Indigenous context. Then he will discuss his current work and recent partnerships with Victorian Aboriginal services that has a focus on healing, recovery, and prevention of child sexual abuse. Consistent with this year’s theme for Reconciliation week, Graham will consider what it means to be a voice for generations in the space of child sexual abuse.


All welcome!