Researcher

Associate Professor Georgina Mary Chambers

My Expertise

Health economics, health services research, policy analysis and epidemiology in the fields of perinatal and reproductive medicine.

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Biography

Associate Professor Georgina Chambers is the Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), and a UNSW Scientia Fellow. The NPESU is a leading national agency of information and research in pregnancy, childbirth and the neonatal period, and is a joint unit of the School of Women’s and Children’s Health and the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

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Associate Professor Georgina Chambers is the Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), and a UNSW Scientia Fellow. The NPESU is a leading national agency of information and research in pregnancy, childbirth and the neonatal period, and is a joint unit of the School of Women’s and Children’s Health and the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

Associate 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. Since joining the NPESU in 2004, she has built a significant research career and international reputation in maternity, reproductive medicine and perinatal health services research, policy analysis and health economics.

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.

Associate Professor Chambers is the Data Custodian 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), the Australian Maternity Data Development Project, and the ANZNN.

Since 2012, Associate Professor Chambers has attracted $5.1 million in Category 1 research funding (NHMRC and HCF Research Foundation) and $1.9 in Category 2 funding (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Fertility Society of Australia, NSW Health, New Zealand Health Department). She has also published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and 12 commissioned government and industry reports during this period.

She is an Associate Editor of the top ranked journal for original research in reproductive medicine, Human Reproduction. In 2017, she was a member of the NHMRC Grant Review Panel, and the Commonwealth Department of Health’s MBS Taskforce for the Review of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

Associate 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 in the UNSW MBBS program and is a primary supervisor of a number of higher degree students.

 

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Associate Editor of Human Reproduction
Committee Member of the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART)
Executive Committee Member of National Maternity Data Development Project Advisory Group
Regular NHMRC Grant Reviewer and Panel member
Member of Australian Health Economics Society, Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

 

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Location

Level 4, Lowy Building
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia


Contact

+61 2 93859154
+61 2 93853880