The Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Group focuses on:
Our student projects cover general clinical obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine.
We aim to develop, validate and introduce novel imaging technology to detect the at-risk fetus, in order to target in utero therapy or intervention. We are exploring the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) as a diagnostic tool for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and have undertaken numerous pilot studies in this area. CGM has the potential to be a superior and more highly individualised test than the oral glucose tolerance test to evaluate glycaemic control.
Our areas of research strengths include:
We’re in a unique position collaborating with a number of schools within the Faculty of Engineering on research including:
We collaborate with several international research groups within Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Working towards a better pregnancy outcome for mum and baby:
Help us to detect babies at risk of still birth or problems during birth with an ultrasound and free images of your baby to take home.
Study title: Detecting the 'at risk' fetus by non-invasive bedside assessment of fetoplacental blood flow.
Sudden loss of the baby’s heartbeat (stillbirth) is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family. We know that many babies that pass away in utero have problems with the blood flow in their placenta. We also know that when ‘stressed’ babies can choose where their blood flows (to the brain and other essential organs). We have developed a new way to evaluate normal 3D ultrasound volumes and want to see if we can predict babies at risk.
Here is how you can help us improve the way we care for women in late pregnancy:
This research is being conducted by the University of New South Wales Perinatal Imaging Research Group at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. It is sponsored by a major international research study aiming to reduce the international rate of stillbirth by 50%.
Lead Investigator: Professor Alec Welsh, email@example.com
Scanning times are flexible and we are happy to work around your schedule. If you want to take part in this study, please submit your interest here.
Please see our study flyer for more information: