Dr Elizabeth McCarthy (Obstetrician, Australia)

Dr Elizabeth McCarthy (Obstetrician, Australia)

Dr Elizabeth Anne McCarthy is an obstetrician /maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialist at Mercy Hospital for Women and Northern Hospital, Australia and Senior Lecturer in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne. Her clinical interests include pregnancy loss and perinatal palliative care. She has led outpatient care of women and families who experience Stillbirth and Reproductive Loss (STAR) since before 2010. Beginning as an MFM led clinic, it is now multi-disciplinary with midwives and liaison psychiatry, led by Dr Gaynor Blankley since September 2016. Dr. McCarthy has worked in Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC) since 2014. Her work includes developing inter-hospital education, peer-support and research in EPAC, particularly with an education day in 2018. She is also an assessment lead for the Women’s Health component of University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine. She enjoys tutoring, lecturing and facilitating clinician educator peer review and recognition. Her research includes two randomised controlled trials of behavioural interventions for women who enter pregnancy overweight or obese, a prospective cohort study maternal visceral fat and fetal growth, epidemiology of perinatal mortality with maternal pre-pregnancy diabetes and surveys of maternal influenza vaccination during pregnancy and ultrasound chart choice.