Professor Susan Walker

Professor Susan Walker


Head of Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Melbourne
Elected in 2023
Citation on election

Professor Susan Walker is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist and clinical academic. She is Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and co-Director of Mercy Perinatal. Her research focuses on improving the detection of fetal growth restriction-the single biggest risk factor for stillbirth. She also co-leads international clinical trials of medications to prevent and treat preeclampsia. Susan is a passionate advocate for training the next generation of clinician-scientists. Her professional, academic and clinical leadership roles mean she can rapidly facilitate knowledge translation. She has over 200 publications and is Chief Investigator on research grants totalling more than $22 million.

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