Dr Catherine Skellern
|B.HB||Bachelor of Human Biology, University of Auckland|
|MBChBS||Medical Degree, University of Auckland|
|MPH||Master of Public Health, University of Queensland|
|MForensMed||Master of Forensic Medicine, Monash University|
|FRACP||Specialist Paediatric Qualification, Royal Australasian College of Physicians|
|FCFM(RCPA)||Specialist Paediatric Forensic Medicine Qualification, Royal College of Pathology Australasia|
Dr Catherine Skellern has extensive experience working in the field of child development and behaviour.
She maintains an academic interest in the field and has published papers in peer-reviewed medical literature related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, child protection, forensic medicine and intellectual disability.
Dr Skellern has had long-standing involvement in teaching paediatricians and paediatricians-in-training in these specialised areas of paediatric practice and regularly presents at local, national and international conferences. She also works for Children's Health Queensland and is a national leader in the specialised field of paediatric forensic medicine.
At CDN, Dr Skellern undertakes direct assessments of children's development and has particular expertise in assessing children where there is a suspicion of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, incorporating evidence-based standardised assessment tools. She produces detailed assessment reports which provide an individualised profile of a child's strengths, weaknesses, relevant diagnoses, management recommendations and goals.