Dr Monica Cooper is a Consultant General Paediatrician working in the Department of Neurodevelopment and Disability and for the Complex Care Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Monica works with medically fragile children and with children who have physical and intellectual disabilities. Monica’s work focuses on issues that impact on a child and their family, including tone management, continence, nutrition, mood and sleep. Monica has a particular interest in cerebral palsy and the aetiology of cerebral palsy. Monica is currently undertaking a PhD with The University of Melbourne / Developmental Disability and Rehabilitation Group at MCRI, studying the Epilepsies of Cerebral Palsy. Monica has presented her research findings at national and international conferences. Monica also teaches paediatric trainees and medical students. The rest of her time is spent with her family, reading or drinking too many cups of tea.