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A/Prof Alicia Dennis

Staff Specialist Anaesthetist
The Royal Women’s Hospital
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Alicia Dennis is an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne, a staff specialist anaesthetist and the Director of Anaesthesia Research at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Australia.After graduation from the University of Melbourne she trained and practiced in anaesthesia in Melbourne and obtained her PhD in 2010, NHMRC fellowship in 2015 and Master of Public Health in 2017. Her research interests include cardiac function in the women with pre-eclampsia, obstetric critical illness, the role of echocardiography in critical illness, high flow nasal oxygen in pregnancy, and gender inequity and its contribution to global maternal mortality.

In 2013 Alicia was the Visiting Professorial Scholar for the University of Cape Town and The Groote Schuur Hospital investigating heart function using cardiac ultrasound in women with preeclampsia and pregnant women with HIV. She is a past Chair of the Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group, and the current Chair of the Public Practice Advisory committee of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. Alicia is currently supervising 3 PhD students and is the Australasian Representative on the Scientific Affairs Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA).

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