Developmental Behavioural Paediatrician

Kim DreverDr. Kim Drever is a dynamic and talented paediatrician who specialises in developmental and behavioural paediatrics.

Kim is committed to supporting children from birth to 18 years with a variety of developmental issues including developmental language delay, school challenges including ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, behavioural problems, and a wide range of developmental disabilities.

Kim values a team approach to the care of the child and their family. In particular she believes there must be close working relationships between all clinicians, allied health professionals, educators and services, to promote the best outcome for the child.

Kim has also worked in the remote regions of Nepal, working in women’s and children’s health services.

Kim undertook her paediatric specialist training at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, working in adolescent medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic paediatrics, and general paediatrics. She also worked for several years at the Centre for Community Child Health at RCH, where she was responsible for the training of paediatric fellows in the area of developmental and behavioural paediatrics. In addition, she ran the specialist multidisciplinary clinics, including the ADHD Clinic and School Function Clinic.

Kim undertook a Masters in Public Health degree as she sought to become more learned in health policy and population health as it pertains to children and families. Much of the knowledge that she acquired during that time has formed the basis for her commitment to early childhood developmental assessment and intervention.

Kim obtained her medical degree from Flinders University in South Australia, graduating with Honours in 1998. She won a scholarship to practice child and community health in Central Australia.