+61 8 8204 4471 (Ext 64471)


+61 8 8204 5454


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine is located on Level 4 of the Flinders Medical Centre (around the corner from ward 4C).

This is the ‘home’ for our administrative, medical, midwifery, nursing, laboratory and research staff, our medical and research students and our overseas visitors.


Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Level 4
Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, South Australia, 5042


Administrative staff

Lyn Brown

Secretary to Prof. M. Keirse, Head of Department, and Dr R. Sanders, Director of Gynaecology
Ext 64471

Marg Richards

Secretary to Dr. R. Bryce, Director of Obstetrics
Ext. 64577

Barb MacGregor

Secretary to Dr. J. Searle, and Dr. C.J. Verco, and for Flinders
Reproductive Medicine
Ext 65026

Marg Fendler

Accounts for Flinders Reproductive Medicine
Ext 65228


Medical staff

Full Time

Professor Marc Keirse

Head of Department DPhil DPH FRACOG FRCOG

I have lived and practiced in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in three countries (and several languages) before joining the Flinders University of South Australia in 1995. I have held Professorships at three universities in three different countries and apply all of this to promote students exposure to health care systems overseas. I received international acclaim for my discovery of the patterns of prostaglandin metabolism in the pregnant uterus and, later on, for being one of three persons who introduced "effective care" across a whole medical discipline, laying the foundations for what is now referred to as "evidence based medicine" and the emergence of the Cochrane Collaboration. My research efforts have resulted in 280 full scientific publications ranging from laboratory-based biochemistry to population-based epidemiology centred predominantly on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of labour and birth and improving the care for mother and baby at these crucial times in their lives. Throughout my career from medical school onwards I have remained radical in believing that effective health care is a basic human right that should be independent of stature in life or ability to pay.
Ext 64471

Dr. R. Sanders

Director of Gynaecology
Ext 64471

Dr. Robert Bryce

Director of Obstetrics MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACOG, FRCOG

My Position in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is Director of Obstetrics. I am also Director of Postgraduate Training. My Flinders University appointment is Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
My clinical interests are in maternal-fetal medicine (high risk obstetrics). I also practise routine gynaecology.
My research background is in clinical epidemiology, especially randomised controlled trials. My current interest is in the assessment of clinical competence.
I have a wife who is a general practitioner and an 11 year old daughter. I like food and wine (too much), travel, music, films, skiing and tennis.
Ext 64577/64409

Associate Professor Stephen Judd

Director of Flinders Reproductive Medicine, MD FRACP

I am head of the Endocrine Unit and Director of Flinders Reproductive Medicine which means the assisted reproductive programme at FMC. I am a physician / endocrinologist with a research interest in what causes anovulation and in particular, functional hypothalamic disorders associated with weight disorder, exercise etc.
Ext 64572/64539

Dr. Judy Searle

Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BMBS, FRACOG, GDPH, MD. GCTE Chair, Year 3

I graduated from the ‘old’ medical course at Flinders in 1982. Here, in the Department, I have a very fulfilling job. I have the opportunity to utilise my clinical, educational and research skills. In addition to these ‘hats’ I am also a training supervisor for the RACOG and an examiner in Ethics.
My current educational activities and research focus on curriculum development and evaluation in the new graduate entry medical program.
My other research interests include:

  • antenatal screening
  • policy development on the delivery of women’s health care services using a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • dysfunctional uterine bleeding and EBM

I am committed to providing quality clinical services to women in the public sector and quality teaching to medical students.
Ext 65026 / 63154 Page 2735

Dr. Christopher J. Verco

MD (Flinders) MBBS (Adelaide) FRCOG, FRACOG

Trained - Royal Adelaide Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, (Adelaide) London Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital (London), Flinders Medical Centre.
Research - Fallopian tube microcirculation, uterine perfusion, pelvic inflammatory disease.
Interests - Endoscopic surgery, tubal surgery, menopause, endometriosis.
Ext 65026 / 64577.

Dr. Julie Quinlivan

Clinical Lecturer


Medical staff

Visiting Specialists - Sessional

Emeritus Professor Warren Jones

Previous Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now Senior Visiting Medical Specialist. MB BS (Sydney) DGO Sydney) MD (Sydney)PhD (Leeds). FAGO, FRCOG, FRACOG, AO.

Research - Contraceptive Vaccine Development working with World Health Organization . Prenatal diagnosis using trophoblast cells isolated from maternal blood in early pregnancy.
Interests - High risk obstetrics and infertility.
Ext 65026

Dr. Enzo Lombardi

BMBS, FRACOG, EUCOGE, Visiting Medical Specialist

General obstetrician and gynaecologist. Special interest areas include reproductive medicine, infertility and endoscopic surgery.
Ext 65026

Dr. G. Finikiotis

MBBS, FRCOG, FRACOG. Senior Visiting Specialist

I conduct the Amniocentesis / Chorion Villus Sampling and Outpatient Hysteroscopy Clinics on Tuesdays. I have published widely on the subject of hysteroscopy and I have a private practice in the city.

Ext 65026 / 64577

Dr. Robert O’Shea

MBBS, FRCS, FRCOG, FRACOG, Senior Visiting Specialist Gynaecology / Reproductive Medicine

Major Interests - complex laparoscopic surgery, ectopic pregnancy, urogynaecology, laparoscopic burch colposuspension.

Ext 65026

Dr. Elvis Seman

(MBBS, FRCAOG), UK (MRCOG) and France (EUCOGE). Senior Visiting Specialist.

Educated in Adelaide
Main clinical interests - gynaecological endoscopy, urinary incontinence, urodyanamics, natural family planning.
Research interests - minimally assisted conception (alternative to IVF). Open vs laparoscopic burch colposuspension.

Ext 65026

Dr. R. Jones

Ext 65026

Dr. S. Scroggs

Ext 65026