Emeritus Professor Douglas Saunders

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Ethics Committee IVF Australia
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School

Telephone 9904 8900
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Research interests

Quality Assurance for ART Programs in Australia, and Asia.

Psychological Adjustments to parenthood after IVF Fertility Preservation in young patients having Cancer, and other treatments (oncofertility

Teaching and supervision

Teaching the development of the self-regulation and audit process by Fertility Society of Australia in IVF over the last 30 years to medical students and post -graduate Students at Sydney University.

Supervising students doing Oncofertility Course in Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McMahon, C., Boivin, J., Gibson, F., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D., Fisher, J. (2013). Pregnancy-specific anxiety, ART conception and infant temperament at 4 months post-partum. Human Reproduction, 28(4), 997-1005. [More Information]
  • McMahon, C., Boivin, J., Gibson, F., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D., Fisher, J. (2011). Age at first birth, mode of conception and psychological wellbeing in pregnancy: findings from the parental age and transition to parenthood Australia (PATPA) study. Human Reproduction, 26(6), 1389-1398. [More Information]
  • McMahon, C., Boivin, J., Gibson, F., Fisher, J., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D. (2011). Older first-time mothers and early postpartum depression: a prospective cohort study of women conceiving spontaneously or with assisted reproductive technologies. Fertility and Sterility, 96(5), 1218-1224. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2011). Primate model of metaphase I oocyte in vitro maturation and the effects of a novel glutathione donor on maturation, fertilization, and blastocyst development. Fertility and Sterility, 95(4), 1235-1240. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2010). Developmental Potential of Bovine Oocytes Following IVM in the Presence of Glutathione Ethyl Ester. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(4), 597-605. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2010). In vitro developmental potential of macaque oocytes, derived from unstimulated ovaries, following maturation in the presence of glutathione ethyl ester. Human Reproduction, 25(10), 2465-2474. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2010). Oocyte Glutathione and Fertilisation Outcome of Macaca Nemestrina and Macaca Fascicularis in In Vivo- and In Vitro-Matured Oocytes. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(6), 1032-1040. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2008). Bovine in vitro oocyte maturation as a model for manipulation of the gamma-glutamyl cycle and intraoocyte glutathione. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 20(5), 579-588.
  • McMahon, C., Saunders, D. (2007). Attitudes of couples with stored frozen embryos toward conditional embryo donation. Fertility and Sterility, 91(1), 140-147. [More Information]
  • McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Allen, J., Saunders, D. (2007). Psychosocial adjustment during pregnancy for older couples conceiving through assisted reproductive technology. Human Reproduction, 22(4), 1168. [More Information]
  • Saunders, D. (2006). Role of patients, doctors, media and pharmaceutical companies in preventing multiple gestation - Introduction to theme. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 46, S38-S40.
  • Saunders, D., Pope, A. (2005). Response to article -- 'A critical assessment of the impact of the European Union Tissues and Cell Directive (2004) on laboratory practices in assisted conception' by David Mortimer. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 11(4), 407-8. [More Information]
  • McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Leslie, G., Saunders, D., Porter, K., Tennant, C. (2003). Embryo donation for medical research: attitudes and concerns of potential donors. Human Reproduction, 18(4), 871-877.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Saunders, D., Touyz, S., Beumont, P. (2003). Institutional options in management of coercion in anorexia treatment: The antipodean experiment? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 26(6), 647-675. [More Information]

2013

  • McMahon, C., Boivin, J., Gibson, F., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D., Fisher, J. (2013). Pregnancy-specific anxiety, ART conception and infant temperament at 4 months post-partum. Human Reproduction, 28(4), 997-1005. [More Information]

2011

  • McMahon, C., Boivin, J., Gibson, F., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D., Fisher, J. (2011). Age at first birth, mode of conception and psychological wellbeing in pregnancy: findings from the parental age and transition to parenthood Australia (PATPA) study. Human Reproduction, 26(6), 1389-1398. [More Information]
  • McMahon, C., Boivin, J., Gibson, F., Fisher, J., Hammarberg, K., Wynter, K., Saunders, D. (2011). Older first-time mothers and early postpartum depression: a prospective cohort study of women conceiving spontaneously or with assisted reproductive technologies. Fertility and Sterility, 96(5), 1218-1224. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2011). Primate model of metaphase I oocyte in vitro maturation and the effects of a novel glutathione donor on maturation, fertilization, and blastocyst development. Fertility and Sterility, 95(4), 1235-1240. [More Information]

2010

  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2010). Developmental Potential of Bovine Oocytes Following IVM in the Presence of Glutathione Ethyl Ester. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(4), 597-605. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2010). In vitro developmental potential of macaque oocytes, derived from unstimulated ovaries, following maturation in the presence of glutathione ethyl ester. Human Reproduction, 25(10), 2465-2474. [More Information]
  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2010). Oocyte Glutathione and Fertilisation Outcome of Macaca Nemestrina and Macaca Fascicularis in In Vivo- and In Vitro-Matured Oocytes. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(6), 1032-1040. [More Information]

2008

  • Curnow, E., Ryan, J., Saunders, D., Hayes, E. (2008). Bovine in vitro oocyte maturation as a model for manipulation of the gamma-glutamyl cycle and intraoocyte glutathione. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 20(5), 579-588.

2007

  • McMahon, C., Saunders, D. (2007). Attitudes of couples with stored frozen embryos toward conditional embryo donation. Fertility and Sterility, 91(1), 140-147. [More Information]
  • McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Allen, J., Saunders, D. (2007). Psychosocial adjustment during pregnancy for older couples conceiving through assisted reproductive technology. Human Reproduction, 22(4), 1168. [More Information]

2006

  • Saunders, D. (2006). Role of patients, doctors, media and pharmaceutical companies in preventing multiple gestation - Introduction to theme. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 46, S38-S40.

2005

  • Saunders, D., Pope, A. (2005). Response to article -- 'A critical assessment of the impact of the European Union Tissues and Cell Directive (2004) on laboratory practices in assisted conception' by David Mortimer. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 11(4), 407-8. [More Information]

2003

  • McMahon, C., Gibson, F., Leslie, G., Saunders, D., Porter, K., Tennant, C. (2003). Embryo donation for medical research: attitudes and concerns of potential donors. Human Reproduction, 18(4), 871-877.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Saunders, D., Touyz, S., Beumont, P. (2003). Institutional options in management of coercion in anorexia treatment: The antipodean experiment? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 26(6), 647-675. [More Information]

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