Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research

Learn about this department's research groups and the projects they are working on.

Biomarker Discovery Group:Diagnostic biomarkers of pregnancy complications

Research Group Leader : Harry Georgiou

The group is interested in the discovery and validation of putative biomarkers for the prediction of various pregnancy complications.

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Gestational Diabetes Follow-Up Research Group: Understanding the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes mellitus and subsequent development of Type 2 diabetes

Research Group Leader : Harry Georgiou

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common problem affecting up to 15% of women in Australia.

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Mercy Hospital Perinatal Research Group

Research Group Leader: Professor Sue Walker

The vision of the Maternal Fetal Medicine centre is to achieve integration of the three professional domains: excellence in clinical care, education and research

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Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group

Research Group Leader : Martha Lappas

Current projects are examining the mechanisms that govern birth (Theme 1) and the development of gestational diabetes (Theme 2).

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Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce

Research Group Leader : Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe

Over 80% of children, adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer survive to adulthood.

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Royal Women's Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre

Research Group Leader : Prof Shaun Brennecke

The blueprint for a healthy life is largely determined by events which take place in the uterus before we are even born.

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The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit

Research Group Leader : Dr Michelle Peate

The emPoWeR Unit conducts research with a focus on the psychological, emotional and social aspects of reproductive health.

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Translational Obstetrics Group

Research Group Leader : Professor Stephen Tong

The team is focused on developing diagnostics and therapeutics to improve the care of pregnant women and their fetuses.

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Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group

Research Group Leader : Jeanie Cheong

The Victorian Infant Collaborative Study (VICS) is a long term study of prematurely born infants throughout their childhood and into adulthood.

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