Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia but was born and educated in Perth. She studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia, worked as a General Practitioner and Consultant in Childhood Sexual Abuse at Princess Margaret Hospital for children for several years before completing specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. At present Helen works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Bentley Family Clinic and Families At Work residential program, and as a Professor and Director for the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western Australia. Helen is currently a member of many State and National committees and has been on a number of College policy committees, reference and advisory groups. Helen is a Past President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), current member of the National Advisory Council on Mental Health, and is a board member of Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health initiative, as well as a member of the Western Australian Indigenous Implementation Board.