The Maternal, Neonatal & Women’s Health Network includes the Women and Babies Research team, a collaboration between The University of Sydney, The Kolling Institute and the Northern Sydney Local Health District, based at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Our research focuses the cause, prevention and management of pregnancy complications to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Our research goals are to improve health outcomes and health service provision for women and babies by ensuring:
- All babies have the best chance of a healthy start to life
- All women have the safest pregnancy and birth experience
- Our health services have access to high quality information so that maternity care can be provided to meet the needs of women and their families
- That women can enjoy good health throughout their lifespan
We are a multi-disciplinary team that includes obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, neonatal intensive care nurses, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, marketeers and social scientists.
We have partnerships with Australian Red Cross, the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance (APBPA), the Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth with the Australian Safer Baby Bundle, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, NSW Bureau of Health Information, NSW Centre for Big Data Research in Health, NSW Centre for Health Record Linkage, NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW Ministry of Health, Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), Sydney Health Partners, WA Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) and Women’s Healthcare Australasia.
Prof Jonathan Morris is the Executive Director of Women and Babies Research, with A/Prof Siranda Torvoldsen, A/Prof Angela Todd and A/Prof Tanya Nippita being on the Executive Team.