Dr Kiarna Brown

Senior Research Fellow, Child and Maternal Health Division


FRANZCOG; MBBS, University of Western Australia, 2005

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Associate Supervisor


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Dr Kiarna Brown is a proud Territorian who is passionate about changing health outcomes for Aboriginal women and their babies. Kiarna is a dedicated Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist who shares her clinical time between both Royal Darwin Hospital and Darwin Private Hospital. She has recently had the privilege of accepting a Menzies Senior Research Fellow appointment.

Kiarna’s enthusiasm for Aboriginal Women’s Health is displayed in her role as a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Women’s Health Committee. She has also become a local champion for reducing premature births through her role with the National Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance.

Kiarna’s aspirations for her career are to see every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander baby have the best possible start in life. She feels a great honour in supporting women from the Top End through their health care journeys.

Research Themes
  • Child and Maternal Health
  • Preterm Birth Prevention 
Media Expertise
  • Child and Maternal Health
  • Preterm Birth Prevention