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Chair professor, Hudson Institute

Euan Wallace is Carl Wood Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University and Director of Obstetric Services at Monash Health, Victoria's leading women's health service. He is also an Executive of The Ritchie Centre, a Monash University and Hudson Institute research centre for women's and children's health.

Professor Wallace’s own research focuses on basic and clinical aspects of pregnancy and pregnancy care. The team has an international reputation for its Down Syndrome screening research, the investigation of inhibins and activins in pregnancy and in fetal neuroprotection. More recently, the group has established research programs in novel therapies for preeclampsia and in ethnicity related pregnancy outcomes. The group is a world leader in amnion stem cell biology and their clinical translation.

His clinical interests are in high-risk pregnancy, including recurrent miscarriage, multiple pregnancy, hypertension, and fetal growth problems.

He sits on a number of State Government committees, including the Perinatal Services Advisory Committee and the Consultative Council of Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity. He also sits on committees for a number of grant funding authorities, such as NHMRC, and on several Institutional scientific advisory boards. Professor Wallace has more than 280 peer-reviewed publications relating to his research and an h-index of 42.


  • –present
    Executive, The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute