We are a team of over 30 researchers and doctors from universities and hospitals across Victoria and interstate, with the core team based at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne. Together we are conducting and developing a large health and wellness initiative that we hope will help improve the overall health and wellbeing of young women.
|Prof. Suzanne Garland, MBBS, MD, FRCPA, FAChSHM, FRANZCOG Ad EundemDirector of Microbiological Research and Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Royal Womens Hospital, Senior Consultant Microbiology, Royal Children’s Hospital Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Melbourne Past and Inaugural President of AOGIN (Asia Oceania research organization on Genital Infections and Neoplasia) Tel: +61 -3- 8345 3670 Email: Suzanne.Garland @ thewomens.org.au|
Suzanne Garland is one of Victoria’s leading Clinical Microbiologists. She is well known for her research on infectious diseases, having been involved in clinical trials of antivirals and vaccines for herpes simplex virus. Suzanne has been a leader in the role of patient self-collected genital sampling in the detection by molecular techniques of reproductive tract infections, particularly those sexually transmitted. She also has key research interest in cervical cancer and the role of human papillomaviruses (HPV), having been involved in defining the molecular epidemiology of HPV in cervical dysplasia, cervical cancer, and the healthy population within Australia, as well as defining the prevalence of HPV genotypes in urban, rural, indigenous and non-indigenous Australian women pre-HPV vaccine rollout. She is the past and inaugural President of the newly formed society, AOGIN (Asian-Oceania Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia), which brings together clinicians and scientists within the Asian and Oceania regions and whose work is related to genital infections and neoplasia.
|Prof. John D Wark, PhD, MBBS, FRACPProfessor Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital Head, Bone and Mineral Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Broadmeadows Osteoporosis Centre Consulting Clinician, Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic, Royal Melbourne Hospital Tel: +61 03 9342 7109 Email: jdwark @ unimelb.edu.au|
John Wark is an endocrinologist with major clinical and research interests in bone disorders spanning 30 years. He is Head of the RMH Bone and Mineral Service. He has an international reputation in the bone field and is known for his work on vitamin D metabolism; for studying twins of different ages and genders over many years; for the role of physical activity in bone health and for his work with the World Health Organization as a consultant on osteoporosis and menopause. He is principal investigator in an ongoing, 15-year longitudinal study of bone health and other indices in over 2,000 female twins. Current projects include the impact of cigarette smoking on bone and its potential reversibility, and the adverse effects of antiepileptic drug therapy on falls and fracture risk.