Exploring a NZ perspective on the impact of gestational age on health and educational outcomes throughout childhood, and the interplay between pre-clinical, clinical and epidemiological research in perinatal medicine. Her talk will highlight the ways in which translational perinatal research can move between different spaces, incorporating elements of public health, clinical and basic science. This inter-sector approach is essential to ensure that care for preterm or unwell infants addresses their long-term as well as immediate health needs.

Max holds a clinical-academic role, dividing her time between Wellington NICU and her role as a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.
She obtained her BSc in Developmental Neurobiology from the University of London, prior to completion of her medical training. In 2004 she emigrated to NZ where she completed her neonatal specialist training
Her research interests include the impact of preterm birth and the perinatal environment on health in adult life. She also works to support robust inter-sector collaborations to promote translational biomedical research, and the integration of basic sciences with advances in perinatal and critical care medicine

About UQCCR Seminar Series

UQCCR Seminar Series

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research (UQCCR) Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12 pm - 1 pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple research fields, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.