Professor Jeff Keelan

Jeff Keelan is Professor and Head of Laboratories at the University of Western Australia’s Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), in Perth, WA. He is Director of clinical research governance at KEMH, Deputy Director of the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF), Scientific Director of the Western Australia Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative and Co-Chair of the WA Microbiome Consortium of WA (MiCWA). He is Associated Editor of Reproduction, Fertility and Development, BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, and Journal of Pregnancy. His current research is centred on the pharmacological treatment of intraamniotic infection/inflammation for the prevention of preterm birth, placental health and dysfunction, nanoparticle-based drug delivery in pregnancy, the intrauterine microbial and endocrine environment, intrauterine metagenomics and lipidomics. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles (h-index 40), received more than $16 M in competitive grant funding in Australia, and supervised 50 HDR students. Twitter: @jeff_keelan.


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