About Us

Board

Current Board members are listed below: 

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.

Ms Billie Bradford

Billie Bradford has worked as a Midwife Educator at MidCentral Health in New Zealand for 10 years, where she also facilitates perinatal morbidity and mortality meetings and acts as local coordinator for the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) classifying cases of perinatal death. Billie also works for Auckland University as a Research Midwife and is completing a Master's Thesis on maternal perception of fetal movements. Her research interests include stillbirth, fetal movements and fetal growth.

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.

Dr Glenn Gardener

Glenn is the Director of the Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, South Brisbane. Dr Gardener’s special interests include non-invasive prenatal fetal diagnosis and fetal therapy, and reducing perinatal mortality. Graduating from the University of Queensland (UQ), Glenn specialised 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. He is now a senior lecturer at UQ and a Research Fellow with Mater Research Institute - UQ.

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.

Dr Kay Jones

Kay is a Midwifery lecturer/researcher in the Bachelor of Midwifery degree program and the Masters of Primary Maternity Care at Griffith University School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brisbane, Queensland. She completed her Masters’ thesis in the private practice midwife’s first experience of caring for a woman who has had a stillbirth and is now beginning her PhD studies in Mid-trimester therapeutic terminations for fetal anomalies. Her teaching specialty is perinatal loss and complex grief along with complex care in the childbearing year. She is originally from the Bay of plenty in New Zealand where she worked for many years as a private practice rural midwife.

Professor Alison Kent

Alison is a Consultant Neonatologist who has worked at The Canberra Hospital for 13 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Alison 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 SIDS and Kids ACT. Alison is actively involved in the IMPROVE program which is now being taught in developing countries within the Asia Pacific region as well as developing a Fetal Growth Restriction Education (FGR) program with the goal to reduce stillbirth from unrecognized FGR.

Professor 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, Yee was awarded an American Cancer Society Eleanor Roosevelt International Cancer Research Fellowship. Yee's special interests are perinatal and gynaecological pathology. He was the President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2011-13.

Professor Sue McDonald

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.

Professor Jeremey Oats (Current ANZSA Board Chair)

Jeremy is Chair of the Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity and Medical Co-Director of the Northern Territory Integrated Maternity Services and Professorial Fellow Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.