Mother and Baby

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.

Greater knowledge of pregnancy complications and more effective diagnostics and care will reduce risks during pregnancy and childbirth and help ensure lifelong health for newborns.

Program Leaders

  • Prof Vicki Flenady
  • Prof Helen Liley
  • Collaborative Research Groups

  • Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth
  • Queensland Family Cohort Study
  • Program Groups

  • Critical Care of At Risk Newborns Research
  • Genesis Maternal Fetal Medicine Research
  • Neurodevelopmental Follow-up and Outcomes Research
  • Developmental Molecular Genetics Group
  • Indigenous Health Research
  • Placental Development Group
  • Clinical Trials

  • Respiratory syncytial virus clinical trial
    Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory (lungs and airways) virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Often people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be deadly, especially for infants and older adults.
  • Visit the Our Researchers page to locate researchers from the Mother and Baby program.