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.


Julianne Duff

Julianne Duff

Paediatrician

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

Paediatrician

Dr Noni Davis is a mother of two and a paediatrician with a strong interest in the follow up of premature babies.

Elaine Kelly

Elaine Kelly

Paediatric Neuropsychologist & Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Elaine Kelly has been involved with VICS since its inception over 20 years ago. She is a Neuropsychologist and Speech Pathologist. She works at the Royal Women’s Hospital, the Mercy Hospital for Women and Monash Medical Centre as well as working in private with clinical patients. She has been involved in many research projects, and in teaching students from Melbourne University and Australian Catholic University, being an Honorary Fellow of both Institutions.

Dr Gillian Opie FRACP, IBCLC

Dr Gillian Opie FRACP, IBCLC

Consultant Neonatologist

She is especially interested in neurodevelopmental outcomes with respect to early nutritional influences.

Amanda Williamson

Amanda Williamson

Psychologist

Amanda is a Psychologist who is interested in all aspects of child development. She works at the Mercy Hospital for Women and as a counsellor and play therapist in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She has previously completed research studies examining factors that contribute to maternal separation anxiety and children’s friendship quality.

Dr Anne-Marie Turner

Dr Anne-Marie Turner

Paediatrician

Anne-Marie is a mother and general/developmental paediatrician. She has been working in developmental follow-up at the Mercy Hospital for Women for nearly 15 years

Dianne Malcolm

Dianne Malcolm

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.

Kerry-Ann O'Connor

Kerry-Ann O'Connor

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.

Bronwyn

Bronwyn

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.

Victorian Infant Collaboration Study

Victorian Infant Collaboration Study