RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation Grants and Scholarships recipients commencing in 2024

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation is pleased to announce the successful grant and scholarship recipients, who have been awarded research and travel awards commencing in 2024.


RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation

26 October 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 Aotearoa 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, particularly young researchers, to assist them as they progress their careers.

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation is pleased to announce its successful grant and scholarship recipients commencing in 2024.

Arthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Teresa MacDonald
Institution: University of Melbourne
Project: Checkpoints of placental health during pregnancy to minimise stillbirth risk

Ella Macknight Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Katayoun Taghavi
Institution: International Agency for Research on Cancer
Project: DNA methylation testing and vaginal microbiome analysis for detection of cervical pre-cancer treatment failure among women living with HIV in Zimbabwe

Ferring Research Grant
Recipient: Dr Alina Roman
Institution: The Mercy Hospital for Women
Project: TNF-alpha inhibitors to rescue pathophysiological features of preeclampsia: Ex vivo biologic proof of principle in human gestational tissue.

Fotheringham Research Fellowship
Recipient: Dr Sean Carter
Institution: National University of Singapore – Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Project: Targeted analysis of maternal plasma cell-free RNA as a minimally invasive test for fetal lung maturation

Glyn White Research Fellowship
Recipient: Dr Roshan Selvaratnam
Institution: Monash University
Project: Perinatal events and childhood school outcomes

RANZCOG NSW State Committee Fellow Research Grant
Recipient: Dr James Brown
Institution: Westmead Hospital
Project: Developing a modular antenatal risk stratification algorithm to improve safety, cost effectiveness, and patient choice

Recipient: Dr Hillary Hu
Institution: Westmead Hospital
Project: eHealth interventions for Preeclampsia

RANZCOG NSW State Committee Trainee Research Grant
Recipient: Dr d’Arcy Baxter
Institution: Royal North Shore Hospital
Project: Every woman, right care, right place, every time.

Recipient: Dr Helena Obermair
Institution: Westmead Hospital
Project: The impact of epidemiological factors and patterns of care on outcomes in vulva cancer patients.

Robert Wrigley Pain Research Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Tarana Lucky
Institution: The Royal Women’s Hospital
Project: Profiling microbiota in women with endometriosis — a case control study

Jean Murray Jones Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Sebastian Leathersich
Institution: Dexeus Mujer Spain
Project: Biomarkers of poor ovarian response

NSW State Committee Travelling Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Kumar Praneel
Institution: Port Moresby General Hospital

Brown Craig Travelling Fellowship
Recipient: Dr Reema Kohli
Institution: Purohit General Hospital and Research Centre

Recipient: Dr Jenny Yang
Institution: Moi Teaching Referral Hospital


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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