Professor Vicki Clifton
Professor Vicki Clifton is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow who is currently the Program leader of Mothers and Babies Theme at Mater Medical Research Institute in Brisbane Australia. Prof Clifton spent many years as Treasurer and then President of the Endocrine Society of Australia (2004-2013). She is currently an Executive member of the International Society of Endocrinology Board that oversees and supports the activities of the national societies of endocrinology in 80 countries around the world. Prof Clifton is internationally recognized for her research on asthma and pregnancy, birth cohort studies and her work in human placental physiology. Her current research focusses on the health of reproductive age couples and their children and she leads the Queensland Family Cohort Study. She has a specific interest in the sex specific differences in the fetal-placental response to a complication of pregnancy.