Women’s Mental Health – Mental Health Foundation Australia Webinar
Many women give so much of their time and energy to work, family, and daily responsibilities that they can often
neglect their own self-care. Looking after yourself first and being able to meet your own needs is equally important.
On the special occasion of International Women’s Day, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM will be sharing her insights
on Women’s Mental Health in a 30-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q & A discussion.
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University
in 2002. She directs a large psychiatric research group, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), with approximately
150 staff and students. The Centre is dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with
a range of mental illnesses.
Jayashri Kulkarni completed her MBBS degree in 1981 at Monash University and worked mainly in Emergency Medicine before deciding
to specialise in Psychiatry. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1989 and was awarded
a PhD from Monash University in 1997 for her thesis “Women and Psychosis”. Jayashri has pioneered the novel use of estrogen as a treatment
for schizophrenia and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of reproductive hormones and their impact on mental health.
An expert in Women’s Mental Health, Jayashri was elected the President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health, a role she
commenced in 2017.