We ask the questions and find the answers that save lives

Mothers', babies' and women's health

We’re studying the pathophysiology and improving clinical management of pregnancy complications, and optimising the care of women during healthy pregnancy. We’re also focused on improving women’s postnatal and broader gynaecological health. We’re continuing to advance the care and outcomes for sick neonates, and studying the relationship between fetal development, early life experience and lifelong health.

Program leaders

A/Professor Vicki Clifton
Professor Sailesh Kumar


  • Neonatal Growth and Development Unit
  • Pregnancy and Development
  • Epigenetics
  • Pregnancy, Obesity and Diabetes
  • Neurodevelopmental Follow-up and Outcomes
  • Genesis Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Stillbirth Research
  • Critical Care of At Risk Newborns
  • Maternity Care to Meet the Needs of Mothers and Babies At Risk
  • Optimising Outcomes for Mothers and Babies At Risk
  • Midwifery Research Unit