Professor Georgina Chambers is the Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), a leading research agency with strengths in reproductive medicine, pregnancy and the neonatal period. The NPESU is a joint unit of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health and the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Sydney.
Professor Chambers has 20 years’ experience in the Australian public and private healthcare sectors in public health research, health economics, medical science and health services management. She has built a significant research career and international reputation in reproductive and perinatal medicine by apply sophisticated epidemiological and health economic methodologies to large-scale health data.
Her qualifications include a PhD in Health Economics, an MBA [Director’s Award], a BAppSci(MLS) [Dux], and a Grad Diploma(Computing). In 2017, she was awarded a prestigious UNSW Scientia Fellowship.
Professor Chambers' research has a strong translational and knowledge-exchange focus, reflected by her membership of Australian Government taskforces and roundtables, and Data Custodianship or two regional data collections; the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproductive Technology Database (ANZARD) and the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN). She is also an executive committee member of a number of organisations including the International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART), and the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), Women's Health Research Translation & Impact Network, and is an Associate Editor of the top ranked journal for original research in reproductive medicine, Human Reproduction.
She is a lead Chief Investigator on a number of Category 1 and 2 research grants and regularly sits on NHMRC and MRFF Grant review panels for the Australian Government.
Professor Chambers is a regular invited speaker at international and regional conferences and frequently provides media commentary pertaining to her research and work undertaken by the NPESU. She is also a regular lecturer in health economics at the undergraduate and post-graduate level and is a primary supervisor of a number of higher degree students.