Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health

Excellent reproductive health for men, women and children, together with effective medical care, are essential to give every individual the potential for a happy, healthy and productive life.

Our understanding of the effects of foetal and childhood life on adult and community health gives our researchers the best opportunity in history to have a profound effect on global health. Their focused approach in these three areas will open the door to better health and wellbeing for those in developed and developing countries.

The questions that our researchers are pursuing cover the full spectrum from conception to lifelong health, impact on the health of the local and international community and are important for all. Our research questions include:

Why is the health of a foetus 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?

Is it possible to develop a male contraceptive?

Latest News

Join the University of Sydney Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Research Network by completing this brief online membership application form, and help to shape the theme.

RMCH Emerging Researchers Committee nominated
We are pleased to announce nomination of 14 members of the RMCH Theme ER Committee chaired by Associate Professor Kirsten Black - Joint Head Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Sydney University. Members represent a broad variety of geographical locations as well as research areas within the theme. MORE

Boost for research and clinical care into Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
RMCH affiliate, Professor Elizabeth Elliott, has had critical input into the federal government's $20 million grant, announced on the 6th August, to fund research and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). MORE

RMCH research theme newsletter
Read the latest news from the research theme newsletter for Feb 2014

RMCH grant success
This year was a successful round for members of the Reproductive Maternal and Child Health theme, with research funding awarded in NHMRC and ARC project and fellowship schemes. MORE

Theme Co-leaders

Professor Cheryl Jones, Professor Christopher O'Neill and Dr Donna Waters

Theme Network Coordinator

Marta Kremky

Find a Researcher

Looking for a researcher or a PhD supervisor? Take a look at the "Find a Researcher" page to search for our world-class reproductive medicine and maternal and child health researchers.