Katie Allen has lived in the Higgins electorate for 40 years after growing up in Albury NSW. Katie was sworn in as the Member for Higgins at the Opening of the 46th Parliament in Canberra. Katie is married with four children. Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Katie was a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 28 years, a Professor at the University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester and Director of the Population Health Research theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Katie has published more than 300 scientific papers and has supervised more than 25 PhD, Masters and Honours students. She was elected as an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and has been internationally recognised for her work at the World Health Organisation and the US National Academy of Science. Through her work as a researcher, Katie has fostered a passion for an economically and environmentally sustainable future for all Australians. Katie is on five Parliamentary Committees including Trade and Investment Growth and Industry Innovation Science & Resources. She is also embracing her role as co-chair of five bi-partisan Parliamentary Friends groups, including Child & Adolescent Health and UNICEF. She is excited to be working for the people of Higgins and for all Australians as part of the Morrison Government, and in her First Speech, she outlined her vision for ensuring a healthy and educated start to life for the next generation and an environmentally and economically sustainable future for all.