Executive Committee

  • Professor Vicki Flenady

    Professor Vicki Flenady

    Director; Co-lead Risk Factors; Co-lead Implementation

    vicki.flenady@mater.uq.edu.au

    @vickiflenady

    Vicki Flenady was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine, for her widely recognised work as a national and international perinatal epidemiologist. With a background in midwifery, clinical epidemiology, and biostatistics, she is involved in large scale perinatal epidemiological studies on risk factors and data quality at a national and international level with a focus on stillbirth prevention. A Founding Member and Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance (ANZSA), Professor Flenady is also the Chair of the International Stillbirth Association’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

  • Professor David Ellwood

    Professor David Ellwood

    Co-director; Co-lead Risk Factors

    d.ellwood@griffith.edu.au

    David Ellwood is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Deputy Head of School (Research) at Griffith University School of Medicine, and also Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Gold Coast University Hospital. He was one of the first sub-specialists in maternal-fetal Medicine in Australia and remains an active clinician and researcher. Professor Ellwood is also the academic lead for equity, selections and diversity.

  • Associate Professor Philippa Middleton

    Associate Professor Philippa Middleton

    Co-lead Implementation

    philippa.middleton@adelaide.edu.au

    Philippa Middleton is a Principal Research Fellow in the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and an Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide.  As a perinatal epidemiologist and implementation scientist, she specialises in randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, research synthesis, guidelines, research reporting standards and translating research evidence into policy and practice. Her areas of expertise include preterm birth, nutrition, diabetes, stillbirth and health disparities, and she has a particular interest in Indigenous health.

  • Professor Jonathan Morris

    Professor Jonathan Morris

    Co-lead Workforce Capacity Building; Co-lead Care After Stillbirth

    jonathan.morris@sydney.edu.au

    @jthanmorris

    Jonathan Morris is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist.  Currently, Professor Morris is Director of The Kolling Institute, based at Royal North Shore Hospital. The Institute aims to embed high quality biomedical research within health to realize its mission of research discovery, development, delivery and dissemination for healthy people, healthy lives and communities. Professor Morris also leads the Perinatal Research Division within the Kolling Institute, a team comprising over 30 researchers in Basic Science, Clinical and Population Health Perinatal Research.

  • Professor Euan Wallace

    Professor Euan Wallace

    Co-lead Prediction and Placenta

    euan.wallace@monash.edu

    @euan_wallace

    Euan Wallace currently holds clinical positions as Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash University; Director of Obstetric Services at Monash Health; and Co-Director, The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research.  Over a period of 25 years, Professor Wallace’s research has addressed diverse aspects of fetal and maternal medicine, including fetal development and maternal physiology.  The major areas of research currently being addressed by his group are: fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia, placental ageing and stillbirth, and cell therapies.