Dr Adrian Charles
MA, MB, B Chir, MD, MRCP, MRCPCH, FRCPath, FRCPA
Associate Professor: Schools of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Women and Infants Health, Paediatrics, UWA
Dr Charles is a paediatric and perinatal pathologist based at the Princess Margaret and King Edward Memorial Hospitals, Perth, Western Australia. He trained in Medicine at Cambridge University, UK. After some training in adult medicine and clinical paediatrics, he then trained in anatomical pathology, also based at Cambridge. He trained in Paediatric pathology with Professor Jem Berry in Bristol, also taking time out for full time molecular research into Wilms tumours leading to an MD from Cambridge. After a period as a senior lecturer, developing a diagnostic molecular laboratory and helping to organise the undergraduate pathology teaching, he moved to Perth. Currently he is co-supervising two PhD students in the epidemiology of stillbirths and placental development, which are his main areas of research interest. Another PhD student has just been awarded his PhD with work on caspase 14 in the placenta and another PhD student is working on Wilms tumour.
He is one of three trained paediatric/perinatal pathologists in Perth who undertake around 450 autopsies a year on fetuses and perinatal deaths providing a State wide service, and also examine the histological specimens at Princess Margaret Hospital, WAs tertiary children’s hospital. He attends the perinatal loss clinic, and is involved in the state perinatal and infant mortality committee.