ANSC current research opportunities June 2021

MothersBabies Study at UNSW

The MothersBabies Study at the Microbiome Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, is seeking to recruit women over 18 years who are currently not pregnant, but actively planning to conceive. This study will investigate how lifestyle, microbiome and gut health pre-pregnancy impact health outcomes during pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

This is a non-interventional study where health assessments and microbiome samples will be collected at regular intervals (3-monthly) before conception and up to one year after birth. Microbiome samples will be collected at each assessment from mother and baby. The study has significant potential to transform preconception and antenatal care.

For more information, please contact Namoi Strout on 02 9113 1832 Monday to Friday 09.00am-4.00pm, or at You can also read more about the MRC at 


The IRONWOMAN study has started at the Royal Hospital for Women. This is a study for the treatment for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy. The study is being undertaken at the Royal Hospital for Women and St George Hospital. Please read the  attached document (165 KB)  for further information about the study.

If you have any patients who may be eligible and or interested, please contact the research midwife on 0429 557 084 or 0407 498 197 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). Please contact the investigators if you have any questions about the study on