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Trainee Representatives

Meet your representatives on the RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee:

 

Chair

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Chair – Dr Swetha Kumar



Hi I'm Swetha, one of the NSW Trainee Representatives and also the Australian Chair on the RANZCOG Trainees Committee.
 
I am a Fellow at Nepean Hospital in Sydney but am currently on maternity leave.
 
My interests in obstetrics and gynaecology vary across both fields tying in with my aim of being a Generalist when I finish, but I'm particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery, the use of ultrasound in both fields and aspects of medical administration and education.
 
Outside of work, pretty much my time is spent with my little one, however I do enjoy catching up on my favourite TV shows, exploring different cuisines, curling up to a good page-turner and spending time with my family and friends.
 

 

New Zealand

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Deputy Chair – Dr Alicia Mulligan – South Island
 


I’m Alicia and I am the current NZ South Island trainee representative.
 
As well as the Trainee Committee, I sit on the Engagement Committee and the New Zealand Training Accreditation Committee.
 
I work closely with the NZ North Island representative, Dr Rebecca Mackenzie-Proctor, to advocate for the New Zealand trainees at a local and Australasian level. I thoroughly enjoy the role, being able to interact with trainees all over New Zealand and Australia, and advocate for our training needs in a competitive and tough program.
 
I am currently a year 4 trainee based at Christchurch Women’s Hospital in New Zealand, which is a tertiary hospital. In 2019 I completed my rural rotation at Kew Hospital in Invercargill, followed by six months at Dunedin Hospital.
 
I have interests in fertility and also hold an Honours Degree in Reproductive Neuroendocrinology. I hope to combine research interests with clinical practice in my advanced training years and beyond.
 
Outside of work I enjoy gardening, scrapbooking and keeping fit. I love coaching swimming and take adult Irish dance lessons when the time allows. I like to travel abroad and have a strong passion for sport, in particular rugby, swimming and cricket. 
 
Feel free to contact me about any training matters that are troubling you. I am also happy to chat about working in New Zealand.
 

Dr Simon Scheck – North Island



I'm Simon Scheck, trainee representative for the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. At the time of writing (2021) I'm a fourth-year trainee based in Wellington Hospital, and have worked in many of the hospitals across the North Island.

I have an interest in research, having done a PhD at the University of Queensland and having an active research role at the University of Otago. I have recently joined the the Research Assessment Subcommittee at RANZCOG, and have an interest in improving trainees' access to high quality research mentorship to engage with meaningful and interesting research across obstetrics and gynaecology. I have also recently joined the New Zealand O&G Workforce working group, which will be extremely interesting with the upcoming health reforms in New Zealand.

Outside of O&G, I have two children and two dogs, and enjoy brewing beer and mountain biking. I am more than happy to be contacted by any trainees with regards to training, research, or anything else.
 

 

Australian Capital Territory

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Dr Danica Vress
 


I am the ACT Trainee Representative. I am currently working as a Senior Registrar at The Canberra Hospital.
 
I have broad interests across obstetrics and gynaecology and am still open to where my training will take me.

My time outside of work is spent maintaining my caffeine habit, trail running with my dog or spending time with my family.
 

 

New South Wales

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Dr Sara Ooi

Bio coming soon...
 

 

Queensland

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Dr Helen Sherrell

Bio coming soon...
 

Dr Ashleigh Smith

Bio coming soon...
 

 

South Australia and Northern Territory

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Dr Kate Martin



I am the SA/NT trainee representative, completing my fifth year at the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.
 
I applied to be a trainee representative because I think engagement with the College is essential, and to represent trainee interests and concerns.
 
I have an interest in minimally invasive gynaecology and I am currently undertaking an AGES fellowship during my advanced training.
 
When I am not at work I enjoy making and consuming food, and then working it off at boxing or body-pump classes. I also try to keep my indoor plant collection alive, and love catching up with friends and family.  

 

 

Tasmania

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Dr Dimity Archer

Bio coming soon.
 

 

Victoria

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Dr Annabelle Brennan

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Dr Ashleigh Seiler

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Western Australia

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Dr Amy Fitzgerald

Bio coming soon.
 

 

CWH / DRANZCOG / DRANZCOG Adv.

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Dr Fleur Muirhead

Bio coming soon...
 

 

Subspecialists

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Dr Jessica Caudwell-Hall
 


I am the Subspecialty trainee representative.
 
I am a Staff Specialist/Urogynae Fellow at Nepean Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sydney.
 
I have recently completed my PhD, and my research interests include translabial ultrasound imaging and the impact of childbirth on the pelvic floor.
 
In my free time I enjoy cooking, hanging out with my family (I have three kids!) and scheming how to get the 'secret' snacks out of the pantry without anyone noticing. 
 
I am always happy to be contacted by trainees with any questions or concerns.
 

 

Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMG)

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Dr Reema Kohli
 


I am the SIMG representative.
 
I am an Advanced trainee at Eastern Health. I undertook Specialist O&G and laparoscopy training in India. My professional goal is advanced laparoscopy.
 
I have an eternal love for abstract art, painting, Indian weddings and street food.
 



 

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