Doctor of Philosophy (UNSW)
Master of Public Health (UNSW)
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)
Bachelor of Medicine, with Honours and the University Medal (University of Newcastle)
Bachelor of Medical Science, with First Class Honours (University of Newcastle)
Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ASUM)
Qualifications PhD, MPH, FRANZCOG, B.Med. (Hons) ,B.Med.Sci. (Hons), Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (O&G)
Amanda Henry is Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, an Obstetrician at St George Public Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Global Women's Health at The George Institute for Global Health. She is an active researcher and research supervisor in the areas of high-risk pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound, and clinical trials, teaches pregnancy care to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and works as a high-risk Obstetrician at St George Hospital where she has also established a multidisciplinary Fetal Medicine service. Prior to commencing her academic career at UNSW in 2011, A/Prof Henry completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at teaching hospitals both within Australia and overseas, focussing on high-risk pregnancy care.
Associate Professor Henry has a wide-ranging interest in pregnancy care, including high-risk pregnancy (particularly hypertensive disorders of pregnancy), the relationship of pregnancy complications to later non-communicable diseases both in Australia and globally, the microbiome in pregnancy, translation of obstetric ultrasound research tools into clinical practice, and performance and evaluation of clinical trials to drive evidence-based care in obstetrics. She works closely with both the Obstetric Medicine Research Group at St George Hospital on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including leading projects on postpartum follow up of women and babies after hypertensive pregnancy (BP2 study and Closing Knowledge Gaps after Hypertensive Pregnancy), and with the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital on the role of the microbiome in pregnancy and infancy (MUMS study). Her PhD focussed on ultrasound evaluation of fetal cardiovascular function in high-risk pregnancy, and she continues this work with the Perinatal Imaging Research Group at the Royal Hospital for Women. A/Prof Henry also researches collaboratively with medical and midwifery colleagues at St George Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, as well as colleagues at The George Institute for Global Health, NPESU UNSW, and local, interstate and international preeclampsia research teams.
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A/Prof Henry’s teaching interests are in increasing student knowledge and critical thinking in regards to evidence-based pregnancy care. She co-authors and convenes the Antenatal Care subject of the UNSW Master of Women’s Health Medicine, is a chapter author for the undergraduate textbook “Obstetrics and Gynaecology: an evidence-based guide”, and teaches both undergraduate students and postgraduate clinical trainees critical thinking and research skills through active supervision of their clinical research projects. Associate Professor Henry will supervise both postgraduate and undergraduate research students, and all her supervised students are encouraged and actively assisted to present and publish their work.
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