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Team Leader, Neonatal Gut Health, Nutrition and Development


Professor Karen Simmer is the inaugural Professor of Newborn Medicine at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She was elected Chairman of the Academic Board and to the Senate of UWA from 2009-2012. Professor Simmer is an active clinician and the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at King Edward Hospital for Women and Perth Children’s Hospital. She is Director of WA Neonatal Emergency Transport Services and the WA Human Milk Bank(PREM bank). She is the co-Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to improve the immediate and long term outcomes of preterm infants. She is an Honorary Professor at the NHMRC Clinical Trials’ Centre at the University of Sydney.