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Professor Sue Walker

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne; Stillbirth CRE

Professor Susan Walker is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 2016 and also the Director of Perinatal Medicine at Mercy Hospital for Women. She was appointed the Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Melbourne in 2011. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Victorian Fetal Therapy Service, a 3 centre collaboration responsible for delivering fetal surgery services to the women of Victoria. She serves on numerous RANZCOG committees, including as Women's Health Committee and previous Chair of the Maternal Fetal Medicine sub-specialty. She teaches at The University of Melbourne and University of Papua New Guinea. Her research interests focus on improving the detection and management of fetal growth disorders, sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy, treatments for pre-eclampsia and prevention of stillbirth.

Professor Walker has over 170 publications. Most are published in leading specialist journals of her field and in prestigious interdisciplinary journals. She is currently CI on 5 NHMRC grants with the total funding in excess of $8.8 million, of this amount she is currently the CIA of a $1.2 million NHMRC grant on ‘Biomarkers and Ultrasound to Minimise Preventable Stillbirth (BUMPS) study’. She is CIB on a $5M Synergy grant to look at novel markers to identify pregnancies at risk.

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