School of Women's and Infants' Health


Our research into gynaecology covers a range of topics from fertility to menopause.

Specialist areas

  • Adolescent gynaecology
  • Fertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Surgical training
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Menopausal symptoms following cancer
  • Menopause
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometrial polyps and dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Simulation training in obstetrics and gynaecology

Important news:

The McCartney Gynaecological Cancer Research and Education Fund has been established to commemorate the life and work of Professor Tony McCartney who passed away on the 22nd October 2011 after a brief cancer related illness.  Professor McCartney's family has kindly established this fund through the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) specifically to support education and research in gynaecological cancer. 

Professor Tony McCartney was a pioneer in gynaecological cancer care and was the first fully trained subspecialist Gynaecologic Oncologist in Australia. In 1977 he established the Western Australian Gynaecologic Cancer Service at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women and this has expanded to include campuses at St John of God Hospital Subiaco and Murdoch and Hollywood Private Hospital.  Over decades of tireless and selfless service to his community, Tony McCartney made an enormous contribution to the wellbeing of women afflicted with gynaecological cancers. Above all else, Tony had a genuine concern and compassion for ordinary human beings and in his field gave much to the community.

The School of Women's and Infants' Health would like to extend our condolences to the family of Professor Tony McCartney and express our sincere gratitude to Tony for his education and mentorship of a generation of medical students and doctors.

More information about the McCartney Gynaecological Cancer Research and Education Fund can be found here.

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Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 9:02 AM