About Us


Current Board members are listed below: 

Billie Bradford

Billie is a Midwife Educator at Mid Central Health and Research Midwife at Auckland University, New Zealand.

Dr Glenn Gardener

Glenn is the Director, Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. Working in this cutting edge environment, Dr Gardener’s special interests include fetal diagnosis and therapy. Graduating from the University of Queensland with a medical degree in 1991, Dr Gardener was exposed to a range of practice areas before specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology through the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals and Gold Coast Hospitals. He then sub-specialised in Maternal Fetal Medicine with training at King George V in Sydney and University College Hospital in London before returning to the Mater in 2003 as a consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Associate Professor Vicki Flenady (Secretary)

Vicki a perinatal clinical epidemiologist with a specific interest in ensuring clinical care is based on the best available evidence through undertaking and disseminating Cochrane systematic reviews and through studies in implementation science. Vicki is currently Director of the Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Centre and co-program head of the Mothers and Babies research theme at Mater Research in Brisbane, Queensland. With a background in midwifery, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, she is involved in large scale perinatal epidemiological studies on risk factors and data quality at a national and international level with a focus on stillbirth prevention. Vicki was the Chair International Stillbirth Alliance from 2007 to 2011 and a member of the steering committee for The Lancet’s Stillbirth Series.

Jeremey Oats

Jeremy is the Director of the Victorian Maternity Newborn Clinical Network, and adjunct professor in the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia.

Kay Jones

Kay is a Midwifery lecturer in the Bachelor of Midwifery degree program at Griffith University School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brisbane, Queensland.



Associate Professor Alison Kent

Alison is a Consultant Neonatologist who has worked at The Canberra Hospital for 13 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Associate Professor Kent established and has chaired the ACT Perinatal Mortality Committee since 2001, and is a member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Special Interest Mortality Group. She has been an active participant in the development and maintenance of the PSANZ Perinatal Mortality Guideline aimed at improving classification, reporting and research of perinatal deaths. She is currently the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Association Clinical Practice and Education Committee and is a former Board Member of ANZSA and SIDS and Kids ACT.

Yee Khong

Yee graduated from the University of Sheffield and trained in histopathology and cytology at The Royal Free Hospital, London, St George’s Hospital, London and The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He obtained his MD in 1987 and was admitted as a member of the RCPath (UK) in 1990 and the RCPA in 2000. In 1989, he was awarded an American Cancer Society Eleanor Roosevelt International Cancer Research Fellowship. His special interests are perinatal and gynaecological pathology and he is the current Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.


Associate Professor Fran Boyle

Fran is Head of the Social Science & Health Systems group in the School of Population Health. She is a social scientist, with a background in psychology, sociology and public health and her research is concerned with the application of social sciences research methods to public health problems. Fran is particularly interested in the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods and the interface between research, policy and practice. Her research focuses on social determinants of health and people’s lived experiences of health, health services and the health system. Current research focuses on improving support for chronic disease self-management and the psychosocial impacts of pregnancy loss.

Dr Camille Raynes-Greenow

Camille is a Research Fellow in Paediatrics & Child Health at the Children's Hospital in Westmead, Sydney. Her research areas are perinatal epidemiology, perinatal morbidity and mortality, perinatal infection, international health, public health, maternal and child health.

Sue MacDonald

Sue is a Professor of Midwifery (Women's and Infants Health) at La Trobe University and the Mercy Hospital for Women. Sue provides professional leadership and heads the Mercy/La Trobe Midwifery Professorial Unit and is strongly committed to the promotion of midwifery education, research and practice and to ensuring that nurses and midwives are assisted to work at the highest level across the broadest possible scope of practice within maternal and infant health services.