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

WIRF in the Media

  • The Canberra Times

    25 Jan 2020

    Obstetrician Professor John Newnham named Senior Australian of the Year

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  • ST George & Sutherland Shire Leader

    25 Jan 2020

    Dr James Muecke named Australian of the Year; Professor John Newnham, Ash Barty and Bernie Shakeshaft honoured

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  • Rare Air Podcast: The Artificial Womb

    24 Sep 2019

    Leading WA media identity, Meri Fatin sits down with WIRF’s Assoc Prof Matt Kemp on his journey to WA and WIRF, what inspired his transformative work with the Artificial Womb project, and what continues to drive him.

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  • O&G Magazine Spring 2019: Leaders in Focus

    18 Sep 2019

    This feature sees Dr Kirsten Connan in conversation with RANZCOG members in a broad range of leadership positions including WIRF's own Prof John Newnham.

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  • The West Australian Spring Gala social spread

    02 Sep 2019

    Ambassadors Mike and Amy Hussey led the charge at WIRF's annual Spring Gala.

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  • Medical Forum August 2019: The Whole Nine Months

    27 Aug 2019

    It takes nine months for a baby to develop and be born. It takes a lifetime to understand how and why. This has been Professor John Newnham’s life.

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  • The West: Artificial womb in gestation

    15 Jul 2019

    The beginnings of what has the potential to be a medical miracle developed by WIRF lies in the paddocks surrounding the tiny town of Darkan in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region.

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  • The West: Leading the charge in preterm birth

    08 Jul 2019

    Through WIRF, WA has lowered its preterm birthrate and is now pushing the rest of the nation to do the same.

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  • Prof Newnham wins AMA top gong

    01 Jul 2019

    WIRF's Prof John Newnham has been awarded the AMA's Hippocrates Award for his long term and long-lasting contributions to health and medicine in WA.

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  • The West Weekend magazine 25 May 2019

    29 May 2019

    A profile piece on Western Australian of the Year Award nominee, Prof John Newnham.

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  • The Post: Preterm birthpioneer

    18 May 2019

    Prof John Newnham's career has been driven by the belief that life before birth is important.

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  • ABC Science Friction, Future Uterus

    10 Mar 2019

    Part 3 in Science Friction's eye-opening series, Future Uterus, taking a womb’s-eye view of the future of reproduction.

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

Telephone: 08 6458 1437
Fax: 08 6458 1642
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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