Helen Milroy

Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She was born and educated in Perth. Helen has always had a passionate interest in health and wellbeing, especially for children. Helen studied medicine at the University of Western Australia. She is currently a professor at UWA, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Board Member with Beyond Blue and the AFL’s first Indigenous Commissioner.

Books from this author

Backyard Bugs
Backyard Birds
Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2019)
Readings Children’s Book Prize (Shortlisted 2020)
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year (Shortlisted 2020, 2021, 2022)