The Women’s Department of Anaesthesia has a long history of research, teaching, education and innovation.
Founded in 1951 by Dr Kevin McCaul, it was the first obstetric anaesthesia department in Australia. An active research program concentrates on world first research in the area of heart function in pregnant women with preeclampsia. The department also undertakes research in anaesthesia for gynaecological surgery, is involved in randomised controlled trials and multicentre collaborative research projects; and performs prospective observational studies in heart function in healthy and sick pregnant women.
The Women’s Department of Anaesthesia has a long history of research, teaching, education and innovation.Learn more
Anaesthetics research at the Women's is highly awarded and has been successful in obtaining multiple peer-reviewed grants.Learn more
Anaesthetics research currently has several clinical studies underway, including developing new ways to use cardiac function to non-invasively examine pregnant women who are critically ill, and developing improved pain relief.Learn more
Key scientific publications from the Anaesthetics research effort at the Women's.Learn more
Key research staff in the Anaesthetics Department.Learn more
Anaesthetics research - 2019 highlights
The centre’s work addresses the problems of high blood pressure, obstetric critical illness, and improving anaesthesia and analgesia for pregnant women, especially in the perioperative period.Learn more