Dr Golly is a Melbourne-based paediatrician and father of three. Specialising in unsettled babies and poor sleep, Dr Golly developed this program through his work with thousands of babies over more than a decade of practice. With a focus on empowering parents and protecting mothers, Dr Golly turns up the volume of that innate parental instinct to maximise parents' understanding of their baby's cues and bring everyone closer to a full night's sleep.
Education: Bachelor of Medicine, University of Melbourne. FRACP. Former Chief Resident Medical Officer of RCH and is involved in the creation and maintenance of the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines, an online paediatric resource used internationally. He is also a regular expert reviewer for the Raising Children Network website.
Alex is a certified sleep consultant, midwife, nurse and mum. With years of experience working in Melbourne with families and children aged 0-5 years and running her own sleep consultancy business, she has seen how sleep deprivation can affect the whole family unit and the toll it takes on parents. As a practising midwife at a large private hospital in Melbourne, she also has a special interest in encouraging healthy sleep habits for newborns and beyond, especially working with unsettled babies.
Education: Bachelor of Nursing with a postgraduate degree in Midwifery. Certified sleep consultant and a member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT), Sleep Consultancy.
Amanda is a paediatric psychologist, mum, and founding director of Northern & Hawthorn Centre for Child Development. Working directly and indirectly with hundreds of clients each year, her mission is for every child to achieve their best outcomes by equipping families, educators and corporate clients with the tools they need to help kids thrive. Amanda is the resident psychologist & Advisory Board member at TotallyAwesome – a global child-focussed media company, where she helps to ensure advertising and branding content aimed at children is appropriate.
Contact details: centreforchilddevelopment.com
Education: BSocSc. BAppSc (Psych)(Hons), MAPS; Registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator; Registered SOS Feeding therapist; Member of Australian Psychological Society.
Jillian holds the gold standard qualification of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant ( IBCLC). She has over 10 year's experience working closely with new mothers in the Maternity Unit setting as well as providing private consultations to new mothers in the comfort of their homes. She is also a Registered Nurse/Midwife. Jillian provides private lactation consults in your home or for those living outside Melbourne’s metropolitan area, Victoria or Australia via Zoom/Facetime meetings.
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Education: Bachelor of Nursing with a postgraduate degree in Midwifery. Certified Lactation Consultant.
Miriam is a Paediatric Dietitian with over 10 year's of experience helping children and their families with a range of nutrition concerns. Miriam provides one-on-one consultations to families in Melbourne, as well as via Telehealth to families in Rural Victoria, Interstate and Internationally. Miriam also provides group sessions to mothers' groups, school parent groups and corporate teams about childhood nutrition topics to help ensure our next generation grow into healthy adults.
Education: Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University and completed a certificate in Paediatric Dietetics at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Dr Adaobi is a Perinatal Psychiatrist and mother of two who has helped thousands of parents and their infants optimise their emotional health over her 20-year career. Her passion led her to establish the award winning GLOW Clinic with her friend perinatal psychiatrist Dr Lucinda Smith. Research shows that optimising a parent's emotional health safeguards their infant’s development and future potential. Dr Golly’s focus on empowering parents and protecting mothers is aligned with the evidence and Dr Adaobi’s take on a well-known African proverb: “it takes a village to raise a parent & a parent to raise a child”.
So, an invitation to join The Dr Golly Program village of experts was a natural fit.
Education: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery University of Melbourne, Grad. Dip. Women’s Health (Melb), Grad. Dip. Parent & Infant Mental Health (Melb), FRANZCP. Executive Committee Member Section of Perinatal Psychiatry Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrist.
Sophie shares her time between BeActive and the maternity ward at Cabrini Hospital, with a passion for caring for women in all stages of their pregnancy and postpartum journey. She has extensive experience in the assessment and management of pelvic floor dysfunction and rehabilitation, and has been fortunate to work alongside some of the most renowned specialists in the field.
Sophie is an experienced Pilates instructor and enjoys treating all of the aches and pains which can arise in the postnatal period due to the extra demands placed on the body when caring for your baby.
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Education: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University), Post Graduate training in Women’s Health (Womens’ Health Training Association), Clinical Pilates Instructor (DMA & APPI) & currently undertaking further training in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy through the University of Melbourne.