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Doctor Skandarupan Jayaratnam

Casual Senior Research Fellow
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Skanda has a background in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a subspecialisation in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He has undertaken a PhD on the topic of severe maternal morbidity in both well-resourced and resource limited settings.  

Main research/clinical interests including perinatal and maternal morbidity reviews, intrapartum labour management, adhesive placental disorders and fetal cardiology. 

Currently working on the GMP project and ACTION 3 trial as a part of the Global Women’s and Newborns’ Health group at the Burnet Institute.

  • 2024: CMFM (RANZCOG)  
  • 2022: PhD (JCU)  
  • 2016: Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSTMH)  
  • 2015: FRANZCOG (RANZCOG)  
  • 2008: MPH UNSW  
  • 2005: MBBS UNSW  
  • 2002: BSc UNSW
  • Nov 2022–Jan 2024: Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow, Wellington Regional Hospital
  • Feb-September 2022: Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow, Canberra Hospital 
  • 2020 – 2021 Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow, Mater Mother’s Hospital
  • 2017 – Dec 2019: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cairns Base Hospital, QLD | Senior Lecturer, James Cook University   
  • Jul 2015–Jul 2016: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV), Timor-Leste | (Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) Australia Timor Leste Assistance for Secondary Services (ATLASS) program – funded by DFAT) | Visiting Professor, University Nacional Timor-Leste (UNTL)