Michelle is currently undertaking her PhD through the University of Western Australia (UWA), Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her PhD is investigating the implementation of cervical length screening for prevention of preterm birth under the Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative.
She is the Chief Sonographer at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) for Women.
Michelle Is the Chair of the Australian Sonographers’ Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
- Implementation of cervical length screening for the prevention of preterm birth.
- Monitoring the impact of the Western Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative on preterm births.
Bachelor of Science, Medical Imaging Technology, Curtin University, 1994
Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (CT / MRI), Curtin University, 1996
Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography (DMU), Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), 1999
Masters of Applied Science (Medical Ultrasound), Charles Sturt University, NSW, 2004
Diploma of Management (Leadership), 2011
- Western Australian Sonographer of the Year, 2017
- Australasian Sonographers Association’s Sonographer of the Year, Pri Pratten Memorial Award (co-awarded), 2017
Newnham JP, White SW, Meharry S, Lee HS, Pedretti M, Arrese CA, Jeffrey JA, Kemp MW, Dickinson JE, Doherty DA. Reducing preterm birth by a state-wide multifaceted program: an implementation study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 Nov 25. pii: S0002-9378(16)32063-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.1037. [Epub ahead of print].
Pedretti M, Kazemier BM, Dickinson JE and Mol BW. Implementing universal cervical length screening on asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies: challenges and opportunities. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynecol 2017; 1-7. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12586, [Epub ahead of print].