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Dr Amanda Henry

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Qualifications PhD, MPH, FRANZCOG, B.Med. (Hons) ,B.Med.Sci. (Hons), Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (O&G)

Dr Amanda Henry is Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, an Obstetrician at St George Public Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and Senior Research Fellow, Global Women's Health at The George Institute for Global Health. She is an active researcher and research supervisor in the areas of high-risk pregnancy,...view more

Qualifications PhD, MPH, FRANZCOG, B.Med. (Hons) ,B.Med.Sci. (Hons), Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (O&G)

Dr Amanda Henry is Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, an Obstetrician at St George Public Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and Senior Research Fellow, Global Women's Health at The George Institute for Global Health. She is an active researcher and research supervisor in the areas of high-risk pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound, and clinical trials, teaches pregnancy care to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and works as a high-risk Obstetrician at St George Hospital where she has also established a multidisciplinary Fetal Medicine service. Prior to commencing her academic career at UNSW in 2011, Dr Henry completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at teaching hospitals both within Australia and overseas, focussing on high-risk pregnancy care.

Dr Henry has a wide-ranging interest in pregnancy care, including high-risk pregnancy (particularly hypertensive disorders of pregnancy), the relationship of pregnancy complications to later non-communicable diseases both in Australia and globally, the microbiome in pregnancy, translation of obstetric ultrasound research tools into clinical practice, and performance and evaluation of clinical trials to drive evidence-based care in obstetrics. Her PhD focussed on ultrasound evaluation of fetal cardiovascular function in high-risk pregnancy, and she continues this work with the Perinatal Imaging Research Group at the Royal Hospital for Women, as well as working closely with both the Obstetric Medicine Research Group at St George Hospital on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including postpartum follow up of women and babies after hypertensive pregnancy (P4 study), and with the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital on the role of the microbiome in pregnancy and infancy. She also researches collaboratively with medical and midwifery colleagues at St George Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, as well as colleagues at The George Institute for Global Health, NPESU UNSW, and local, interstate and international preeclampsia research teams.

Specific research interests:

  • Medical complications of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and non-communicable diseases
  • Obstetric ultrasound

Society Membership and Professional Activities:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (2004 onwards), PSANZ Academy member 2016 onwards
  • Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand
  • International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • ITP Co-ordinator and RANZCOG Training Supervisor, St George Hospital, 2016-
  • RANZCOG e-learning Editorial Committee 2012-14
  • Chair of RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee 2008-2009

Teaching Interests

Dr Henry’s teaching interests are in increasing student knowledge and critical thinking in regards to evidence-based pregnancy care. She co-authors and convenes the Antenatal Care subject of the UNSW Master of Women’s Health Medicine, is a chapter author for the undergraduate textbook “Obstetrics and Gynaecology: an evidence-based guide”, and teaches both undergraduate students and postgraduate clinical trainees critical thinking and research skills through active supervision of their clinical research projects. Dr Henry will supervise both postgraduate and undergraduate research students, and all her supervised students are encouraged and actively assisted to present and publish their work.

Research Interests (Will supervise PhD, Masters, ILP and Hons students):

  • Preeclampsia/hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Twin Pregnancy
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Evidence-Based Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Learning and Teaching

My Grants

  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (Health Professional 0.5), 2018-2021 "Premature cardiovascular death in women after hypertensive pregnancy: altering this trajectory".
  • NSW Health Translational Research Grants Scheme, 2018-2020. "Adverse cardiovascular outcomes after hypertensive pregnancy: altering this trajectory". Mark Brown, Amanda Henry, Georgina Chambers, Angela Makris, Caroline Homer, Jon Hyett, Clare Arnott, Annemarie Hennessy, Greg Davis, Sandra Lowe, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson.
  • St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, 2018-19. Microbiome Research Centre Foundation Grants. "The microbiome in pregnancy and infancy". Amanda Henry, Greg Davis, Emad El-Omar, Tony O'Sullivan, Maria Craig, George Mangos, Daniella Susic, Lynne Roberts, Katie Harris.
  • UNSW Medicine Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (2013). Amanda Henry, Alec Welsh, Jason Abbott, Erin Nesbitt-Hawes, Tim Schindler.
  • Royal Hospital for Women Foundation (2013-14).  “Life-threatening massive obstetric haemorrhage requiring rapid, high-volume blood transfusion – A collaborative study of Australian and New Zealand maternity units”. Andrew Bisits, Amanda Henry. (collaboration with AMOSS)
  • Royal Hospital for Women Foundation (2013-14). “Ethics of consent in labour”. Alec Welsh, Sally Tracy, Amanda Henry, Nadine Kasparian.
  • St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation. Clinician Researcher Award for 2013.  Amanda Henry
  • Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine Research Grant 2012 “Fetal cardiovascular evaluation after maternal betamethasone Vs dexamethasone administration”.  Alec Welsh, Amanda Henry, Antonia Shand.

My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (UNSW)

Master of Public Health (UNSW)

Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)

Bachelor of Medicine, with Honours and the University Medal (University of Newcastle)

Bachelor of Medical Science, with First Class Honours (University of Newcastle)

Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ASUM)


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

high-risk pregnancy, maternal disorders of pregnancy including hypertensive pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound, evidence-based obstetrics, obstetrics and gynaecology learning and teaching


Currently supervising

PhD supervision: Primary (joint) supervision 1 student, co-supervision 1 student UNSW and 1 student UTS

Master by research supervision: Primary (joint) supervision 1 student

Regularly supervise UNSW Medicine ILP and Hons students: 2018 3 Hons, 1 ILP student as primary supervisor

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Location

Level 1
Royal Hospital for Women
Barker Street
Randwick NSW 2031

and

St George Hospital
Gray Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

Contact

(02) 9113 2315
(02) 9113 3901