Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid is the Director of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila – Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and concurrently Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. She is the Executive Director of the Child Protection Network
Foundation, Inc. and the Convener of the Child Abuse, Neglect, and Sexual Exploitation Study Group at the National Institutes of Health, UP Manila.
She is a member of several government task force and advisory committees on health, social welfare, law enforcement and the judiciary. She has published several articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals, chapters in books and manuals, as well as researches
on child protection which have led to changes in policy and practice in the Philippines. She is a reviewer for the Child Abuse & Neglect International Journal and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Dr. Madrid is a sought-after resource speaker, trainer, and expert panelist in national and international conferences, trainings, and meetings such as the 5th Annual Social Service Workforce Strengthening Symposium in May 2018 at Washington DC, USA; Society of Adolescent Medicine of the Philippines, Inc.’s 10th Biennial Convention in September 2018 in Pasig City; and End Violence Solutions Summit hosted by the Government of Sweden, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and the WePROTECT Alliance in collaboration with the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children & other relevant UN agencies and NGOs in February 2018 at Stockholm, Sweden, to name a few. She has also been invited as expert resource speaker in several congressional and senate hearings.
In 2001, Dr. Madrid received The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s (TOWN’s) Service Award for Medicine: Child Protection. She was also awarded, among others, the Most Outstanding Alumni for Child Advocacy by the Department of Pediatrics, UP Manila PGH in celebration of its centennial year in 2015; Most Distinguished Alumni for Service by the UP Alumni Association in 2013; Outstanding Service on Child Protective Services by the National Children’s Advocacy Center, Alabama, USA in 2012. Dr. Madrid is presently a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance; Global Associate of the Know Violence in Childhood; and member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.