Professor Caroline Homer is ‘Top of World’

Image: Burnet Institute Co-Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Professor Caroline Homer AO

Congratulations to Professor Caroline Homer AO, recognised by The Australian as a world leader in the field of pregnancy and childbirth in a special report on the nation’s top 250 researchers.

Burnet Institute’s Co-Program Director for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Professor Homer is acknowledged in the report as one of nine researchers among the 250 who are global leaders in their particular fields.

In Professor Homer’s case, she has the highest number of citations from papers published in the last five years in the top 20 journals in the field of pregnancy and childbirth.

Professor Homer nominated international work in developing countries as a special interest, and a 2014 Lancet series on midwifery as being among her most influential papers.

“One of them showed that if you implement this whole package of interventions … you’ll reduce your maternal death rate, your stillbirth rate and your neonatal death rate considerably, somewhere between 50 and 80 percent,” she told The Australian.

“That work is now used in the World Health Organization and United Nations Populations Fund.”

The other Australian-based researchers who lead the world work in fields ranging from Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis; to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Asian Studies and History.

Read the feature in full in The Australian.

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