Board of Directors

PSANZ became Company limited by guarantee on 29 January 2007. PSANZ is governed by a Board of Directors (Board) which is comprised of members elected to the Board. 

Current Board Members

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    Associate Professor Tim Moss

    Associate Professor Tim Moss is a developmental physiologist and an expert in perinatology. He received his PhD from Monash University in 1999, before establishing the Women and Infants Research Foundation Perinatal Research Laboratories at the University of Western Australia as a leading international centre for perinatal research. He returned to Monash in 2007 and joined The Ritchie Centre at the Hudson Institute in 2010.

    A/Prof Moss’ research is focussed on understanding how exposure to infection or inflammation in utero alters development of the fetus to affect health after birth. His group is also investigating ways to treat or prevent inflammation and its effects on newborns.

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    Past President

    A/Prof Lynn Sinclair

    A/Prof Lynn Sinclair is the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning University of Technology Sydney. She is an active member of several of the PSANZ’s subcommittees including chair of the policy subcommittee and member of the IMPACT Network. Lynn’s PhD highlighted the effects of workplace culture and interpersonal relationships on knowledge generation and translation. Her current research interests include ascertaining how knowledge of neonatal health outcomes informs nursing practice and improving the parent experience including identifying more effective ways of presenting extremely preterm infant outcomes data.

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    President Elect

    Professor Caroline Homer

    Caroline Homer (RM MScMed Clin Epi PhD FAAHMS) is a midwife, health services researcher, educator and international development advisor. She is the Co-Program Director of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health at the Burnet Institute, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. She is the immediate Past President of the Australian College of Midwives. She has more than 30 years of experience as a midwife in practice, research, education and international development. She has more than 250 publications (more than 100 in the past 5 years) and holds current NHMRC Ideas and Partnership grants in the area of maternal health and stillbirth. She has recently been appointed by the WHO’s Director General as the Inaugural Chair, WHO's Strategic and Technical Advisory Group of Experts (STAGE) for Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health, and Nutrition (2020-2022). She is a member of the Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) and leads the newly established Victorian COVID-19 Perinatal Research Network.

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    Professor Jonathan Hirst

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    Dr Glenn Gardener

    Dr Glenn Gardener is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist and Director of the Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a medical degree in 1991. Following speciality training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Gardener went on to sub-specialise in maternal fetal medicine, working at King George V Hospital in Sydney and University College Hospital in London. Dr Gardener returned to Mater in 2003 as a consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine, becoming Director of the Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2009. Dr Gardener has a long held interest in fetal therapy including in-utero surgery and is currently the only specialist in Australia and New Zealand performing fetal surgery for diaphragmatic hernia and spina bifida. He regularly performs surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in-utero blood transfusions and other complex in-utero procedures. With a particular interest in the prevention of stillbirth, Dr Gardener is involved in research and is a current board member for the International Stillbirth Alliance and leads a Fetal Therapy Special Interest Group through the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ). Dr Gardener is actively involved in teaching obstetric ultrasound and passing on his skills to new doctors.

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    Dr Ruth Martis

    Dr Ruth Martis is the Head of the School of Midwifery at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand and has worked in a variety of clinical settings in New Zealand and South East Asia for over 36 years. She is a foundation member of the New Zealand College of Midwives and held a variety of positions with NZCOM over the years. She is partnering with Partners, an NGO, to support their teach/train the trainer obstetric emergency care programme in South East Asia refugee camps.

    Ruth’s PhD explored optimal treatments and experiences for women with GDM and additional research interests include intermittent auscultation in labour, the concept of choice, the impact of fear in childbirth, lactation, midwifery education, refugee health skill capacity building and Cochrane systematic reviews.

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    Dr Karli Treyvaud


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    Tanya Nippita

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    Dr Ngaire Anderson

    Dr Ngaire Anderson is a Senior Lecturer, clinical academic, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include obesity in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth as well as the how ethnicity influences pregnancy outcomes. Ngaire completed her PhD in 2013 investigating the impact of ethnicity and obesity on adverse pregnancy outcomes. She works clinically as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.

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    Representing Early Career Research

    Calum Roberts