Postgraduate study by research

From the PhD Co-Ordinator, Dr Sean Seeho

There are many great and exciting opportunities for PhD students in the areas of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology as the Discipline is dynamic and well recognised for its international leadership in areas of pregnancy care, fetal assessment, gynaecological disorders and neonatal care.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology is located across multiple sites each of which has its own research focus. See Research activities by clinical school

Areas of research include: adolescent gynaecology, gynaecology, gynaecological oncology, menopause, urogynaecology, endometriosis, prenatal diagnosis, preterm labour and delivery, hypertension, intrapartum care and neonatal withdrawal syndrome. The list below outlines some examples of the types of research opportunities available with further detail provided on the individual Clinical School links:

  • Links between pregnancy outcomes and subsequent child and adult health
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Placenta and vascular biology
  • Pre-eclampsia screening using ultrasound
  • Epidemiology of thrombophilias and autoimmune diseases in pregnancy
  • Early pregnancy complications
  • Prediction of neonatal withdrawal syndrome
  • Predictors of infection in infants of different gestational ages
  • Reproductive ethics
  • Why is the health of a fetus such a strong determinant in the life-long health of the person?
  • How can we contribute to the reduction of infant mortality in developing countries?

Research Degrees offered through the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology are:

Prospective students

Application Process Information for All Students (Local and International)

If you wish to lodge an application for admission to a Postgraduate Research degree in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology, please go to the link below to start your application:

Useful Links for International students

If you are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen, you might find the following links useful:


Dr Sean Seeho
Postgraduate Co-ordinator

Burcu Karlsson
Discipline Support Officer