Obstetrics and Gynaecology Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Brett Manley
Professor Peter Davis
brett.manley@thewomens.org.au
pgd@unimelb.edu.au
A survey and audit of postnatal corticosteroid use to reduce the risk of chronic lung disease in extremely preterm infants Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Bill Kalionis
Dr Maria Kokkinos
kalionis@unimelb.edu.au
Maria.Kokkinos@thewomens.org.au
Abnormal Placental Stem Cells And Their Role In Human Pregnancy Pathologies PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Defining the role of embryo implantation failure in infertility and IVF success. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Development of new treatments to halt the spread of endometrial cancer. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Prof Martha Hickey
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
Martha Hickey hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
Eggsurance? Making decisions about elective egg freezing Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mercy Health Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
nhannan@unimelb.edu.au
Elucidating the role of SPINT1 in placental insufficiency PhD
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Sarah Holdsworth-Carson
Dr Jacqui Donoghue
scarson@unimelb.edu.au
jacqueline.donoghue@unimelb.edu.au
Endometriosis: Characterising genetic risk, disease pathogenesis and unexplored therapeutic opportunities. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Dr Jennifer Marino
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
jennifer.marino@unimelb.edu.au
EndoNeeds: Investigating the unmet physical, psychological and social needs of Australian women with endometriosis. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer PhD, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
yasmin.jayasinghe@unimelb.edu.au
Fertility preservation in children with cancer PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Gerald Murray
Professor Suzanne Garland
gerald.murray@mcri.edu.au
suzanne.garland@thewomens.org.au
Investigating the basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Martha Lappas
mlappas@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the role of novel miRNAs in preterm birth PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Martha Lappas
mlappas@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the role of novel proteins and genes in gestational diabetes PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Wei Zhou
Prof Eva Dimitriadis
wei.zhou1@unimelb.edu.au
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
MicroRNA effects on embryo implantation Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Ellen Menkhorst
Professor Eva Dimitriadis
ellen.menkhorst@unimelb.edu.au
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
microRNAs in Endometrial Cancer Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Prof Martha Hickey
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
Moving on from IVF in women with a low chance of success PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
yasmin.jayasinghe@unimelb.edu.au
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mercy Health Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
Pregnancy Specific beta-1 glycoproteins (PSGs) and their role and function in preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Prof Martha Hickey
Dr Jennifer Marino
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
jennifer.marino@unimelb.edu.au
Prevalence of menstrual disorders in young women and associations with the early life environment Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Dr Jennifer Marino
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
jennifer.marino@unimelb.edu.au
Priorities and Needs of Women Living with Advanced Cancer PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Relationship between the microbiome and female infertility. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Dr Jennifer Marino
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
jennifer.marino@unimelb.edu.au
Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer PhD, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
yasmin.jayasinghe@unimelb.edu.au
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Marta Thio
Dr Omar Kamlin
marta.thiolluch@thewomens.org.au
omar.kamlin@thewomens.org.au
Tablet-based documentation during neonatal resuscitation Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
Dr Wei Zhou
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
wei.zhou1@unimelb.edu.au
Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Marta Thio
Dr Douglas Blank
marta.thiolluch@thewomens.org.au
douglas.blank@monashhealth.or
The Baby Directed Umbilical Cord Cutting Physiology Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial (Baby-DUCC) Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Bill Kalionis
Assoc Prof Harry Georgiou
kalionis@unimelb.edu.au
harrymg@unimelb.edu.au
The prognosisdiagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Sarah Holdsworth-Carson
Dr Berin Boughton
scarson@unimelb.edu.au
baboug@unimelb.edu.au
Using metabolomic mass spectrometry imaging to better characterise endometriosis PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Ellen Menkhorst
Professor Eva Dimitriadis
ellen.menkhorst@unimelb.edu.au
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Uterine dysfunction in Recurrent miscarriage Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Prof Martha Hickey
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science