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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is largely based at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, NSW's only dedicated women’s hospital. The Discipline also works closely with other Sydney metropolitan hospitals to provide teaching to UNSW Medicine undergraduate students. Research in the Discipline is largely carried out at the Royal Hospital for Women, St George Hospital and on the UNSW campus.


Research is undergoing an exciting transition in the Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Research within the Discipline is comprised of programs in:

  • Endosurgery
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Menopause
  • Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urogynaecology  

The aim of our programs is to develop new approaches to important clinical problems in our field by deriving ideas and strategies for investigation of treatment from basic science and applying them clinically. The Discipline is committed to translating innovative research into excellence in clinical care for women and their babies.

We also have approximately 20 PhD or Masters research students within the Discipline.  

The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has attracted a significant number of new appointments in the last five years, demonstrating the competitive nature of our practice and our growing national and international profile. Our strategic plan will deliver a new centre for translation research in Reproductive Biology and Reproductive Medicine over the next few years, with further advancements in that specialty.


The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology delivers undergraduate teaching in the UNSW Medicine MD program with well-structured and frequently commended teaching in all three phases of the program. Students can attend the Royal Hospital for Women, or one of our other affiliated teaching hospitals such as the St George & Sutherland Hospital, Bankstown Hospital or Liverpool Hospital.  Phase 1 of the MD involves a shared clinical communications program over a six week period, Phase 2 involves three weeks of a six-week teaching course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Discipline is also a popular choice for Honours and Independent Learning Projects for students at this stage in their studies.  Students complete an eight-week clinical program in the Discipline on Phase 3. Our teaching is primarily delivered by academic and hospital clinicians and who actively practice in the areas of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and are hence in the ideal position to pass on knowledge and skills to undergraduates.

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Role: Professor
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery
Tel: (02) 9382 6733
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
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Role: Research Assistant
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Role: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Field: Reproduction, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine, Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Animal Reproduction
Tel: +61 (2) 9385 3682
Fax: +61 (2) 9385 1389
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Role: Professor
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproduction, Fertility, Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Tel: (02) 9113 2315
Fax: (02) 9113 3901
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Role: Senior Lecturer
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fertility, Reproduction
Tel: (02) 9382 6178
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
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Role: Paediatric and adolescent gynaecologist
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproduction, Surgery
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
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Role: Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tel: (02) 9382 6732
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
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Role: Associate Professor
Field: Cancer Cell Biology
Tel: 93851451
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Role: Professor & NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproduction, Fertility
Tel: (02) 9385 2562
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
Role: Purchasing Officer
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Role: Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tel: (02) 9722 8000
Fax: (02) 9722 8570
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Role: Associate Professor
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fetal Development and Medicine, Public Health and Health Services, Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Tel: +61-2-9113 2315
Fax: +61-2-9113 3901
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Role: Lecturer
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproduction, Endocrinology
Tel: (02) 9382 6677
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
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Role: Honorary Associate Professor
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tel: (02) 9382 6677
Fax: (02) 9382 6556
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Role: Head of Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fertility, Fertility, Reproduction
Tel: (02) 9382 6515
Fax: (02) 9382 6444
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Role: Manager, Barbara Gross Research Unit
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tel: (02) 9382 6702
Fax: (02) 9382 6660
Role: Adjunct Associate Lecturer
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Role: Professor
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Basic Pharmacology, Surgery
Tel: (02) 9113 2054
Fax: (02) 9113 3951
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Role: Internal Contractor
Field: Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Genetics, Molecular Targets
Tel: 02 9382 6805
Fax: 93851510


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The main office of the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is based at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick.

The Discipline spreads its teaching and research across other hospital campuses as set out below.

The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has a longstanding research program in clinical aspects of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, and is developing a significant program in laboratory science.

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The Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology welcomes students from Australia and around the world who are interested in postgraduate studies. We offer postgraduate programs by coursework in Reproductive Medicine and Women's Health Medicine.

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters in Reproductive Medicine

Postgraduate Coursework - Obs & GynaeReproductive medicine is at the forefront of emerging medico-scientific technology, offering hope to many needy couples, and career opportunities to those with demonstrable skills and knowledge. UNSW offers an exciting program in reproductive medicine delivered entirely via the internet. Although introduced to UNSW in 2006 this Program has been successfully delivered through another institution since 1999. This is not a gynaecology course; it is an opportunity for those with a special interest to study in a very flexible environment. It will therefore not only suit gynaecologists and family physicians with a special interest, but with its flexibility may appeal to related professionals, for example infertility nurses and counsellors, to study those subjects applicable to their needs.

Within the program, there is an opportunity to do 4 courses (24 Units of Credit) leading to a Graduate Certificate, or 6 courses (36 Units of Credit) leading to a Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Medicine. To complete the Masters 8 courses (48 Units of Credit) are required.

Graduate Certificate and Masters in Women's Health Medicine

image - Postgraduate Coursework - Obs & GynaeAs a result of feedback from previous participants enrolled in the Master of Reproductive Medicine it was decided that the School would develop another postgraduate Program with a broader focus on Women’s Health issues. We hope that this new program provides an opportunity for those with a more general interest in Women’s Health to expand their knowledge within a very flexible study environment. It is anticipated that such a program may be particularly useful to family physicians, but that it will also have some appeal to other professionals such as Women’s Health nurses, midwives and medical scientists. To that end some courses offered will be common to both programs, though a number of new courses have been developed specifically for the Master in Women’s Health Medicine.

Within the program, there is an opportunity to do 4 courses (24 Units of Credit) leading to a Graduate Certificate or satisfactory completion of eight (8) courses (48 UOC) for the Masters in Women's Health Medicine. Participants may work through at a speed which suits their professional requirements and interests. 

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Level 1 Royal Hospital for Women
Barker St
Randwick  NSW  2031
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