RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation Grants 2022

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation is pleased to announce successful grant recipients commencing exciting women’s health research projects in 2022.


RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation

3 July 2023

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation proudly supports promising medical researchers and scientists pursuing high quality, innovative research and training in women’s health. Research scholarships, fellowships and travel grants are awarded annually across Australia and New Zealand in recognition of those committed to continuous improvement in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology, and the reproductive sciences. The Foundation strives to recognise researchers at different stages of their careers and in particular young researchers, to assist them as they progress their careers.

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation is pleased to announce its successful grant recipients commencing in 2022.

Arthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Janelle James-McAlpine
Institution: Griffith University
Project: Micronutrient supplementation and birth outcomes in Queensland women

Ferring Research Grant
Recipient: Dr Mooska Raoofi
Institution: Epworth Freemasons and Royal Women’s Hospitals
Project: A comparison of the imaged preoperative versus the visualised intraoperative uterosacral ligament in women undergoing laparascopic uterosacral ligament suspension for the management of pelvic organ prolapse

Recipient: Dr Evelyn Smith Romero
Institution: Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals
Project: Immediate post-partum contraception information and provision: the impact of consumer and health care provider education and training on uptake – a before and after study

Fotheringham Research Fellowship
Recipient:  Dr Louie Ye
Institution: University of Melbourne
Project: Genome-wide scale functional screen to identify microRNAs essential for human endometrial receptivity

Norman Beischer Clinical Research Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Bassem Gerges
Institution: Nepean Hospital
Project: Diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography-computed tomography with 16α-[18F]fluoro-17β-estradiol for the diagnosis of rectosigmoid deep endometriosis

RANZCOG NSW State Committee Trainee Research Grant
Recipient: Dr Komal Chohan
Institution: Royal North Shore Hospital
Project: The use of chorionicity specific growth charts to improve pregnancy outcomes

Recipient: Dr Zanna Franks
Institution: University of Newcastle
Project: Investigating the associations between chronic disease and infertility – A window for change

Recipient: Dr Cansu Uzuner
Institution: Nepean Hospital
Project: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound with Pulse Inversion Technology in Gynaecology

NSW State Committee Traveling Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Philip Cellich
Institution: Port Moresby General Hospital, PNG
Project: 6-month clinical Fellowship working in general obstetrics and gynaecology in a low resource setting.

Robert Wrigley Pain Research Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Supuni Kapurubandara
Institution: University of New South Wales
Project: Women with persistent pelvic pain a lived experience

UroGynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) Research Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Ellen Yeung
Institution: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Project: Histological analysis and Imaging of explanted pelvic mesh


With your support we can make a considerable positive impact on the health and wellbeing of women now and into the future. 

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