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Marilla L. Druitt

Affiliate Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Deakin University

Dr Marilla Druitt is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who works in Geelong in the public and private systems and is a RANZCOG/AGES level 5-6 accredited surgeon.

She is interested in the mind-body connection in pelvic pain, part of an interdisciplinary persistent pelvic pain clinic at Geelong Hospital.

She is a RANZCOG councillor, helped write the national Endometriosis Guideline, does research with Australasian Interdisciplinary Researchers in Endometriosis (AIRE), and Deakin University. She is also part of a Bellarine wide clinician network caring for trans and gender diverse patients.

Current research includes the Happi study – CBT & yoga for pelvic pain, an e-hypnotherapy trial for pelvic pain, an endometriosis education course, a cannabis trial and a planned porphyria study for patients.

Marilla is the current president of Pelvic Pain Victoria, is involved in the Victorian state government redesign of gynae outpatient clinics in the public system, and is the gynaecologist on the Victorian's Women's Pain Inquiry.


  • –present
    Affiliate senior lecturer, obstetrics and gynaecology, Geelong Clinical School, Deakin University