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Our Vision
Our Vision
Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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Our aim is to improve care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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PhD Projects + Opportunities

The Stillbirth CRE aims to attract and train doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to create the next generation of highly skilled clinical researchers in stillbirth.

In line with the Stillbirth CRE's core values into all aspects of research:

  • Students are encouraged to attend national and international conferences.
  • Students are expected to acknowledge the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth on all publications, technical papers and media, contribute to at least one Stillbirth CRE- sub-committee and attend the annual Perinatal Society Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Conference and/or Stillbirth CRE symposium to present research findings.

General PhD Project Opportunities

A number of opportunities are available to students who are seeking projects. The Stillbirth CRE can help with completing applications for funding and with helping to shape a project to maximise funding opportunities.

Please contact us at for further information about PhD opportunities, or explore the academic websites of the Stillbirth CRE chief investigators and associated investigators below to find out more about available projects.

Chief InvestigatorProfessor Vicki FlenadyStillbirth CRE
Chief InvestigatorProfessor David EllwoodGriffith University
Chief InvestigatorAssociate Professor Philippa MiddletonSouth Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Chief InvestigatorProfessor Adrienne GordonUniversity of Sydney
Chief InvestigatorProfessor Caroline Homer AOBurnet Institute
Chief InvestigatorProfessor Jonathan Morris AMUniversity of Sydney
Chief InvestigatorProfessor Sailesh KumarMater Research
Chief InvestigatorProfessor Susan Walker AOUniversity of Melbourne
Chief InvestigatorAssociate Professor Fran BoyleUniversity of Queensland
Chief InvestigatorDr Miranda Davies-TuckHudson Institute of Medical Research
Associate InvestigatorProfessor Joshua VogelBurnet Institute
Associate InvestigatorProfessor Vicki CliftonMater Research
Associate InvestigatorDr Sean SeehoUniversity of Sydney
Associate InvestigatorDr Siobhan LoughnanStillbirth CRE
Associate InvestigatorDr Christine AndrewsStillbirth CRE
Associate InvestigatorDr Carrington ShepherdTelethon Kids Institute
Associate InvestigatorProfessor Fabricio Costa Griffith University
Associate InvestigatorAssociate Professor Emily CallanderUniversity of Technology Sydney


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