Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research

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

Biomarker Discovery Group

Research Group Leader : Harry Georgiou

Mercy Hospital for Women & Royal Women's Hospital

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

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Gynaecology Research Centre - Hickey Group

Research Group Leader : Professor Martha Hickey

Royal Women's Hospital

This groups research focus is menopause, reproductive endocrinology and healthy ageing in women.

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre

Research Group Leader : Prof Shaun Brennecke

Royal Women's Hospital

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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Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group

Research Group Leader : Professor Suzanne M. Garland

Royal Women's Hospital

The team is focused on on providing evidence for changes that may translate into clinical practice, affecting patient health.

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Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group

Research Group Leader : Martha Lappas

Mercy Hospital for Women

Current projects are examining the mechanisms that govern birth and the development of gestational diabetes.

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Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce

Research Group Leader : Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe

Royal Women's Hospital

This group conducts research focused on oncofertility preservation

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Perinatal Research Group

Research Group Leader: Professor Sue Walker

Mercy Hospital for Women

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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Therapeutics Discovery and Vascular Function Group

Research Group Leader : Associate Professor Natalie Hannan

Mercy Hospital for Women

This group conducts research with a focus on therapeutics discoveries and vascular function


Translational Obstetrics Group

Research Group Leader : Professor Stephen Tong

Mercy Hospital for Women

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

Royal Women's Hospital

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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