Dr. Niroshini Kennedy

Dr Niroshini Kennedy (MBBS, MPH, FRACP) is an experienced developmental and behavioural paediatrician and general paediatrician. Dr Kennedy studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating with MBBS in 1999. She completed a postgraduate Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne while completing her paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. She has subspecialty training in developmental and behavioural paediatrics, completing her paediatric Advanced Training in Community Child Health, and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2008.

Dr Kennedy has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital since 2001, and also works at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service in Fitzroy. She is highly skilled in assessing and managing a range of childhood problems including Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delay, behavioural problems, learning difficulties, ADHD, sleep disorders and continence and toileting problems and all general paediatric problems. Dr Kennedy brings a holistic approach to her work and is a strong advocate for her patients.

As a mother of two school-aged children herself, she brings a keen awareness of the needs of children and families in the modern age and is able to use her networks, knowledge, and experience to help families find practical solutions to their problems.

Dr Kennedy was awarded the 2018 Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship to investigate models of care for Aboriginal children in state care. Dr Kennedy is actively involved in child health policy and advocacy at a state and national level. She is an appointed member of Victoria’s Consultative Council for Paediatric and Obstetric Mortality and Morbidity.