Mercy Hospital for Women
Mercy Hospital for Women plays an important role in the teaching and research of women’s health, childbirth and infant health. The hospital specialises in these fields, whilst also providing services in gynaecology, gynaecological oncology, neonatology and obstetrics.
Dr Gillian Opie FRACP, IBCLC
She is especially interested in neurodevelopmental outcomes with respect to early nutritional influences.
Dr Julianne Duff
Julianne is a paediatrician who has been involved in the follow up of premature babies for almost 15 years. She has two teenage boys.
Dr Noni Davis
Dr Noni Davis is a mother of two and a paediatrician with a strong interest in the follow up of premature babies.
Dr Anne-Marie Turner
Anne is a mother and general/developmental paediatrician who is primarily interested in developmental, behavioural and mental health issues in children and adolescents. She also works as a volunteer with the Raise organisation, mentoring young people in secondary schools.
Dr Elisha Josev
Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr Elisha Josev is a paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women. She has a special interest in the short- and long-term neuropsychological effects of disruption to normal brain development. Her areas of expertise are in the developmental assessment and follow-up of premature babies, and the assessment of the impact of chronic health conditions on paediatric brain functioning and behaviour. She is also a Senior Research Officer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.
Dianne brings considerable experience working in various administrative and organisational roles within a hospital setting. As the Mercy Hospital for Women’s Growth and Development Clinic Co-ordinator, she is passionate about providing our VICS families with a smooth follow up process. Dianne is the first to meet and greet our Neonatal Intensive Care/Special Care Nursery graduates and their families on their return for VICS follow up appointments.
Paediatric Research Nurse
Kerry-Ann is a Research Nurse in the Growth and Development Clinic and Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at the Mercy Hospital for Women. Her role as a VICS Research Nurse includes consenting families for VICS research studies and data collection. Kerry-Ann is passionate about the role research plays in caring for our premature babies and the subsequent impact this has on their future growth and development.