Staff successfully promoted to Level D

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology congratulates Alexis Shub and Brett Manley on their successful promotion to Associate Professor.

A/Prof Alexis Shub

Alexis is the lead obstetric clinician in the endocrine clinic with Mercy Perinatal at the Mercy Hospital for Women and has a special research interest in diabetes and obesity in pregnancy. This research area is of great importance given the rising obesity epidemic in pregnancy. Alexis has led and published several randomised controlled trials examining the impact of simple interventions such as self-weighing and dietary advice on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes.

Alexis is a passionate University of Melbourne teacher and is term co-coordinator (with Dr Elizabeth McCarthy) of the Women's Health rotation for our MD students. Alexis also assists in the coordination of the PCP3 OSCE and regularly supervises VS and MDRP students who have an interest in obstetrics.

Congratulations Alexis!

A/Prof Brett Manley

Brett is a Consultant Neonatologist at The Royal Women's Hospital, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Melbourne. Brett designs and conducts clinical trials to improve outcomes for newborn infants, and has led or supervised multiple large randomised trials in neonatal intensive care units and in and non-tertiary special care nurseries. His research is supported by an MRFF Career Development Fellowship. Currently he leads the international, multicentre PLUSS trial of intratracheal budesonide mixed with surfactant to increase survival free of chronic lung disease in extremely preterm infants. He is also a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine.

Brett is an enthusiastic teacher where he teaches and supervises the next generations of MD Students through regular lectures to the Women’s Health rotation. Brett also provides bedside tutorials in the neonatal intensive care unit to students, providing a unique work-integrated learning opportunity.

Congratulations Brett!