• Harness the research translational and health policy initiatives of all its leading partners and Improve quality of care for women and babies in NSW, by measuring and understanding variations in care
  • Systematically strengthen, develop, and evaluate interventions to reduce unnecessary variations in perinatal care
  • Create the infrastructure and mentorship environment for interdisciplinary capacity and capability building
  • Develop future academic and health service leaders in the field of women’s health and newborn care


  • Reduced variations in care leading to pre-term and early-term birth: Understanding variations in care leading to preterm and early term birth and developing and implementing best practice interventions


  • Develop assessment and training in research translation for early and mid-career researchers specific to their specialties to enhance implementation and impact
  • Co-design a comprehensive consumer and community engagement framework
  • Mentorship program for clinical academics in training

Leadership Team

  • Prof. Dharmintra Pasupathy


  • Prof. Adrienne Gordon


  • Prof. Kirsten Black

  • Dr Girish Deshpande

  • A/Prof. Brad de Vries

  • Dr Felicity Gallimore

  • Dr Justin McNab

  • Sarah Melov

  • Dr Danielle Muscat

  • A/Prof. Tanya Nippita

  • Dr Himanshu Popat

  • A/Prof. Sean Seeho

  • Prof. Karen Walker

  • Ms Alicia Woods

Disciplines represented in the leadership team

Paediatrics, Neonatology, Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health, Aboriginal Health, Oral Health, Public Health, Health Economics, Data Science, Implementation Research