Board of Directors

PSANZ became Company limited by guarantee on 29 January 2007. PSANZ is governed by a Board of Directors (Board) which is comprised of members elected to the Board. 

Current Board Members

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    Dr Lynn Sinclair

    Dr Lynn Sinclair is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with the NSW Pregnancy and newborn Services Network (PSN), Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women's and Children's Health UNSW and Associate of the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. She is an active member of several of the PSANZ’s subcommittees including chair of the policy subcommittee and member of the IMPACT Network. Lynn’s PhD highlighted the effects of workplace culture and interpersonal relationships on knowledge generation and translation. Her current research interests include ascertaining how knowledge of neonatal health outcomes informs nursing practice and improving the parent experience including identifying more effective ways of presenting extremely preterm infant outcomes data.

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    Past President

    Professor Jonathan Morris

    Professor Jonathan Morris is currently the Director of Research at the NSLHD and Kolling Institute which unites research and education with patient care and community wellbeing. He is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist with an active clinical role in the management of women with high risk pregnancies. He directs a research group that extends from basic science to population health. He has led a number of large clinical trials and is an active member of IMPACT. He also has a keen interest in improving maternity and newborn care, health service efficiency and enabling research through the use of data.

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    President Elect

    Associate Professor Tim Moss

    Associate Professor Tim Moss is a developmental physiologist and an expert in perinatology. He received his PhD from Monash University in 1999, before establishing the Women and Infants Research Foundation Perinatal Research Laboratories at the University of Western Australia as a leading international centre for perinatal research. He returned to Monash in 2007 and joined The Ritchie Centre at the Hudson Institute in 2010.

    A/Prof Moss’ research is focussed on understanding how exposure to infection or inflammation in utero alters development of the fetus to affect health after birth. His group is also investigating ways to treat or prevent inflammation and its effects on newborns.

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    Susan Heath

    Susan Heath is a Registered Nurse and Midwife who lives and works in Western Sydney and is currently employed as the High Risk Pregnancy Clinical Midwifery Consultant at Westmead Hospital. Susan's interests are in stillbirth investigation and care, the origins of adult disease and supporting the health of indigenous Australians.

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    Dr Glenn Gardener

    Dr Glenn Gardener is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist and Director of the Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a medical degree in 1991. Following speciality training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Gardener went on to sub-specialise in maternal fetal medicine, working at King George V Hospital in Sydney and University College Hospital in London. Dr Gardener returned to Mater in 2003 as a consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine, becoming Director of the Mater Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2009. Dr Gardener has a long held interest in fetal therapy including in-utero surgery and is currently the only specialist in Australia and New Zealand performing fetal surgery for diaphragmatic hernia and spina bifida. He regularly performs surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in-utero blood transfusions and other complex in-utero procedures. With a particular interest in the prevention of stillbirth, Dr Gardener is involved in research and is a current board member for the International Stillbirth Alliance and leads a Fetal Therapy Special Interest Group through the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ). Dr Gardener is actively involved in teaching obstetric ultrasound and passing on his skills to new doctors.

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    Dr Ruth Martis

    Dr Ruth Martis is the Head of the School of Midwifery at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand and has worked in a variety of clinical settings in New Zealand and South East Asia for over 36 years. She is a foundation member of the New Zealand College of Midwives and held a variety of positions with NZCOM over the years. She is partnering with Partners, an NGO, to support their teach/train the trainer obstetric emergency care programme in South East Asia refugee camps.

    Ruth’s PhD explored optimal treatments and experiences for women with GDM and additional research interests include intermittent auscultation in labour, the concept of choice, the impact of fear in childbirth, lactation, midwifery education, refugee health skill capacity building and Cochrane systematic reviews.

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    Dr Kath Carmo

    Kath Carmo is the Deputy Director of NETS NSW and is a Senior Staff Specialist Neonatologist in the Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
    Following a rural childhood in NSW, Kath’s passion is ensuring equity of tertiary neonatal and paediatric care to rural and remote babies and children. She has a specific interest in the haemodynamics of critically ill newborns and she has recently completed her PhD in Neonatal Ultrasound in Transport. Her thesis focused on supporting the critically ill newborn with hypoxic respiratory failure and ensuring preterm and term babies get the best of care in transport and get to the right hospital in the right time-frame.

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    Professor Peter Anderson

    Professor Peter Anderson is a psychologist and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. He is Director of the Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS) team based at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, which studies the impact of brain injury and brain development on cognitive, motor, educational and behavioural outcomes in high-risk infants. Professor Anderson is on the executive of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine. He is also a senior researcher in the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group (VICS), and chair of the Australian Paediatric Neuropsychology Research Network.

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    Dr Adrienne Gordon

    Dr Adrienne Gordon is a Senior Staff Specialist Neonatologist in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Centre for Newborn Care and an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her Fellowship aims to develop and pilot test a culturally appropriate information resource for pregnant women targeting health behaviours that can optimise pregnancy outcome. She led the Sydney Stillbirth Study and has established a district health service for families who have experienced the loss of their baby. She is Deputy Chair of the National Scientific Advisory Group of SIDS and KIDS, a member of the IMPACT network, a PSANZ board director, NSW regional coordinator for IMPROVE and a member of PSANZ-SANDA and the ANZSA research consortium.

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    Dr Ngaire Anderson

    Dr Ngaire Anderson is a Senior Lecturer, clinical academic, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include obesity in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth as well as the how ethnicity influences pregnancy outcomes. Ngaire completed her PhD in 2013 investigating the impact of ethnicity and obesity on adverse pregnancy outcomes. She works clinically as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.

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    Representing Early Career Research

    Dr Rosemarie Boland

    Rose is a postdoctoral neonatal nurse researcher and academic, located in Melbourne, Australia. Her research and clinical interests are perinatal epidemiology, neonatal transport and translating neonatal resuscitation research into practice.  Rose completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2014, investigating risk factors for mortality and serious morbidity in very preterm infants born in non-tertiary hospitals in Victoria, Australia. Rose is now leading a five-year postdoctoral program of research aimed at improving outcomes for these babies, supported by a Career Development Award from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Rose took over as Chair of the PSANZ ERC in 2018.

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    Dr Robert Guaran

    Dr Robert Guaran was the inaugural Head of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Liverpool Hospital. He has held numerous local, LHD, statewide and national advisory committee roles. Since mid-2012 He has held the position of Executive Clinical Advisor - Neonatology at the NSW Perinatal Services Network. This role is under the auspices of both the Sydney Children's Hospital Network and NSW Kids and Families. He is also a Board Member of the Miracle Babies Foundation ( 

    Current research revolves around:

    · Parent's involvement in research (advisor at the WINNER Institute).
    · Translation of Evidence into Clinical Practise (Translational Research).
    · Clinical Communities in Neonatology
    · The impact of long term hospitalisation of newborn infants on hospital resources and Families
    · The impact of playgroup on maternal well-being after the delivery of a pre-term infant