Mayne Academy of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


The Mayne Academy of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is headed by Professor Sailesh Kumar and encompasses teaching and research into the female reproductive organs. 

The teaching for medical students includes reproductive and sexual health, fertility control, normal/abnormal pregnancy, fetal assessment, and menopause. 

Our academic staff members are involved in medical education, patient care, research and professional/community services.  


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This Mayne Academy is based at Teaching & Research, Ned Hanlon Building, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston. 

This Mayne Academy's teaching activities take place at the Royal Brisbane & Women's, Mater Mothers, Nambour, Ipswich, Queen Elizabeth II, Caboolture, Redcliffe and Redlands Hospitals.

This Mayne Academy is responsible for an 8-week Core Clinical Rotation in the fourth year of the medical program, with a curriculum based on active participation of students in clinical teams in their allocated hospitals. Core teaching areas include:

  • normal/abnormal pregnancy,
  • labour and puerperium,
  • emergencies,
  • reproductive and sexual health,
  • fertility control,
  • infertility,
  • common disorders of the female genital tract,
  • early pregnancy complications,
  • introduction to cancer,
  • fetal assessment,
  • infections and medical complications in pregnancy,
  • ageing in women, and 
  • menopause and its problems.

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Research and postgraduate studies are conducted in two centres:

  • Betty Byrne Henderson Womens Health Centre under Professor S.K.Khoo (ageing in women)
  • Perinatal Research Centre under Professor Paul Colditz (perinatal/neonatal effects of hypoxia, fetal brain protection). 

These centres have attracted NHMRC and other grants and sponsored PhD/MPhil students.

Head of Academy and Mayne Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Professor Sailesh Kumar
Phone: +61 7 3365 5205