2021 O&G Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship


Congratulations to Dr Ellen Menkhorst who has been awarded the 2021 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship.

Dr Ellen Menkhorst is a Research Fellow in Reproductive Biology in the Embryo Implantation Laboratory which is part of the Gynecology Research Centre at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Ellen’s research aims to improve pregnancy outcomes for women by uncovering the early-pregnancy placental defect which underlies pregnancy diseases including preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth. This will enable the development of early pregnancy biomarkers for subsequent disease and new drug treatments to prevent disease progression or even onset.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne is an academic centre of excellence in research and education in women’s and newborn health. The Department is committed to the growth, mentorship and development of high potential early and mid-career researchers.  As such, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is offering a competitive fellowship scheme that would provide short term salary support for basic science and clinical researchers in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics who have demonstrated strong research potential.