Stephen Zubrick is a leading developmental scientist. He pioneered the first Australian population studies of the prevalence and burden of mental disorders in Australian children and adolescents. He and his team went on to conduct the landmark Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey. Along with his team he has led the 1998 and 2014 National Surveys of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He is a creator and leader of the National Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. His work has guided policies and services for children across Australia and placed Australian child and adolescent mental health into a global perspective.