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Nicole Highet


Dr Nicole Highet is the deputy CEO of beyondblue, the national depression initiative, and deputy chair of the perinatal Guidelines Evaluation Advisory Council, which has informed the development of the current draft perinatal guidelines.

In her capacity at beyondblue, Nicole has overseen the beyondblue Perinatal Depression Research Initiative (which identified prevalence rates of ante- and postnatal depression in Australia) and the development of the National Action Plan. She is currently the beyondblue senior advisor to the National Perinatal Depression Initiative.

Nicole is also responsible for beyondblue’s community awareness activities and will oversee the research, development, implementation and evaluation of community awareness activities surrounding perinatal disorders.

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