Professor Adrienne Gordon

Neonatologist, Royal Prince Alfred Newborn Care Sydney

Researcher, University of Sydney

Chief Investigator, Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence, Australia

Adrienne Gordon is a Senior Neonatal Staff Specialist in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) centre for newborn care and has just completed her NHMRC Early Career Fellow (ECF) at The University of Sydney.

She is particularly interested in perinatal topics with a public health impact, improving evidence and information resources for pregnant women targeting health behaviours that can optimise pregnancy outcome particularly stillbirth prevention.

She is a chief investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth and leads the public awareness aspect of the program.

Adrienne is involved in many ongoing multicentre NHMRC funded randomised controlled trials in perinatal care including the Australian Placental Transfusion Study, the My Babys Movements Trial, LIFT and PROTECT and is a key member of the Perinatal Society for Australia and New Zealand IMPACT Network which supports investigator led perinatal trials to improve maternal and newborn care.

She currently leads a collaborative intervention enabled cohort called BABY1000 at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, which aims to determine the modifiable risks and interventions prior to and during pregnancy that impact on offspring obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.