Professor John Newnham

John Newnham is Professor of Obstetrics at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and is a sub-specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is Head of the UWA Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology based at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Chief Scientific Director of the Women and Infants Research Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Peking University, Beijing, and Honorary Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing, China. His acknowledgments include the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (London); the Order of Australia in the general division; and an Oration in his name at the annual scientific meetings of the Australian and New Zealand DOHaD Society. His research interests focus on prevention of preterm birth and the early life origins of health and disease. He has initiated many clinical and laboratory research studies, including The Raine Study and the Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative.

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