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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.

Brendan Waddell

Brendan Waddell

Board Member
  • Brendan is currently the Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean (Community & Engagement) in the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia (UWA). He is also a Professor in the School of Human Sciences.

    Brendan received his undergraduate (1980) and PhD (1986) degrees from UWA and completed postdoctoral training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, Virginia; 1985-1989) where he studied placental regulation of fetal adrenal development in primates. His long-term research interests include the impact of stress hormones (glucocorticoids) on placental function, fetal development and the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD).

    A major recent focus of his work has been on the circadian biology of pregnancy and how this influences maternal adaptations and fetal growth and development. Brendan has served as Chair of the WIRF Scientific Grants Committee since 2011 (and as member since 2005).
For over 40 years, WIRF has conducted and supported research to improve the health of women and infants.

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Women and Infants Research Foundation
Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

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Fax: 08 6458 1642
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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