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Mothers', Babies' and Women's Health

Dr Michael Beckmann

Dr Mike Beckmann is a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Director of O&G at Mater Mothers Hospital, Australia's largest maternity hospital. 

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Dr Samudragupta Bora

Dr. Samudragupta Bora is a paediatric neuroscientist whose primary interest and expertise are the neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants born very preterm. Dr Bora is the Group Leader for Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes at Mater Research.

His research has focused on understanding the biological and social pathways underlying neurodevelopmental impairments and child psychopathology in this high-risk population.

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Dr Suyinn Chong

Following an undergraduate Science degree with a major in Biochemistry, Dr Chong carried out a PhD in the field of epigenetics.

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Professor Vicki Clifton

Professor Vicki Clifton is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow who is currently a Professorial Research Fellow with the Mothers and Babies Theme at Mater Medical Research Institute leading the Pregnancy and Development team. 

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Associate Professor Vicki Flenady

A/Prof Vicki Flenady is Group Head of the Stillbirth Research Group and Optimising outcomes for mothers and babies at risk research program,

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Professor Andrew Hills

Andrew P. Hills BEd (Tas) MSc (Oregon) PhD (Queensland) FASMF. Professor of Allied Health Research: Maternity and Neonatology, Mater Mother’s Hospital, Mater Research.

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Dr Judy Hough

Dr Judy Hough is a Physiotherapist in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit, Mater Mothers Hospital, South Brisbane and is the head of the Neonatal Respiratory Program. 

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Professor Sue Kildea

Prof Sue Kildea holds a Clinical Chair in Midwifery and is the Inaugural Director of the Midwifery Research Unit which is collaboration between Mater Research and the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. 

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Professor Sailesh Kumar

Professor Kumar is Head of the Mothers', babies' and women's health program at Mater Research, and Group Leader for  Genesis Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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Associate Professor Helen Liley

Associate Professor Helen Liley is a Neonatal Paediatrician who is an Honorary Senior Fellow of Mater Research and is co-chair of the Critical Care of the Newborn research program.

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Professir David McIntyre

A University of Queensland alumnus, Professor David McIntyre has been working in the field of Endocrinology for over 30 years. Prof McIntyre became a member of the Mater Research Board in 2010 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee, International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups; a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Committee, Australian Islet Cell Transplantation Programme and a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Workshop Conference (June 2008) on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Chair, Queensland Type 1 Diabetes Group.

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Dr Scott Petersen

Dr Scott Petersen is Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist at the Mater Mother’s Hospital. 

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Dr Helen Stapleton

Dr Helen Stapleton is a qualified midwife and medical herbalist. 

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Dr Shelly Wilkinson

Dr Shelley Wilkinson is an advanced accredited practising Dietitian and is the Senior Research Dietitian in the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals.

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