Sydney Medical School Nepean • 62 Derby Street Kingswood NSW 2747

About OZWAC

Foundation Objectives

  • OZWAC will develop strategic alliances with Universities, Area Health Services, Corporate Citizens as well as all levels of Government to develop networks to achieve an improvement in the health and wellbeing of families with a focus on women and children’s health.
  • Encourage and assist active community participation in the development of healthier lifestyles for all Australians.
  • Improve the well-being of children in early childhood through the promotion of research and community health education.
  • Establish and encourage a diverse and vibrant membership base as well as attracting financial support from business and government to build awareness of the importance of women and children’s health.

In mid 1998 Professor Brian Spurrett, the Head of Women and Children’s Health at Nepean Hospital, recognised a need for a research foundation based in Western Sydney. Together with Dr Chris Kohlenberg and Mr Greg Allchin they hosted a forum to ascertain community and business support for the proposed research foundation.

The response was overwhelming, reinforcing the community support for hospital-based research into the health needs of families living in Western Sydney.

Sadly Brian and Chris have passed away and although missed by the community the legacy of their work now lives on through OZWAC.

The OZWAC Team

Simon Gould

Simon Gould

Chairperson

A/Prof George Condous

A/Prof George Condous

Vice Chairman - A/Prof Obstetrics & Gynaecology Sydney Medical School Nepean

Dr Sally Poulton

Dr Sally Poulton

Board Member

Prof Ralph Nanan

Prof Ralph Nanan

Members Scientific Committee Professor of Paediactrics, Sub-Dean Research Sydney Medical School Nepean

Faith Skinner

Faith Skinner

Treasurer

Prof Peter Dietz

Prof Peter Dietz

Board Member Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Urogynaecology - Sydney Medical School Nepean

John Capes

John Capes

Board Member

Sophie Burnett

Sophie Burnett

Board Member

Maree Yabsley

Maree Yabsley

Board Member

Justine Milne

Justine Milne

Board Member

Rhonda Willis

Rhonda Willis

Board Member

Ethics Committee

We are fortunate to have access to the expertise of the SWAHS Ethics Committee to guide OZWAC in assessment of all proposed research projects.

OZWAC Achievements

  • Raised community awareness of health issues.
  • Attracted well-qualified medical staff to our hospital because of the access to research funding.
  • Encouraged the professional development of both doctors and nurses across all levels of the medical profession.
  • Purchased much needed equipment to assist in many research projects. A few highlights being a Blood Gas Machine, now used after all births and a 4D Ultrasound machine used for pelvic floor research.
  • Education in women and children’s health across the medical professional via teaching seminars and workshops via the Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, University of Sydney.

Contact Us

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(02) 4734-3205

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Find Us

OZWAC
c/o Sydney Medical School Nepean
Sydney Medical School Nepean
Nepean Clinical School Building Level 3
62 Derby Street KINGSWOOD NSW 2747

OZWAC

Australian Women and Childrens Research Foundation Sydney Medical School Nepean Nepean Clinical School Building Level 3 62 Derby Street KINGSWOOD NSW 2747