Sleep and oxygenation study (SOX)
Events during sleep may have an important impact on placental health and pregnancy outcome.
Sue is a maternal fetal medicine sub-specialist, and an academic clinical researcher. She has founded and continues to lead the Perinatal Medicine Department at Mercy Hospital for Women, which has flourished into a tertiary referral site for some of the highest risk pregnancies in Victoria. Sue obtained her FRANZCOG and MD in 2000 before completing MFM sub-specialty training in 2004 and undertaking a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at the world leading Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto in 2007. She returned to Mercy Hospital for Women creating capacity in the domains of complex high risk pregnancy care, teaching, sub-specialty training and research. In 2011 she was appointed to a prestigious named chair: the Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Melbourne, at the age of 43. In 2018, Prof Walker received an Order of Australia Medal for distinguished service to the field of obstetrics and gynaecology as an academic and clinician, and for her enormous contribution to professional organisations.