Womenâ€™s Health Research Program, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Professor Susan Davis (MBBS 1980, PhD Med 1989) is a leading womenÃ¢â¬â¢s health researcher. In 2005 she became the inaugural Chair of WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Health in the Monash University Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital. She is a consultant endocrinologist at Alfred Health and Cabrini Medical Centre, Melbourne
Professor Davis is a pioneer in the field of reproductive endocrinology. Her research examines hormonal deficiencies in women before and after menopause.
She has also played a vital role in raising awareness about womenÃ¢â¬â¢s health in Indigenous communities..
Professor Davis was one of the Founding Directors of the Jean Hailes Foundation.
Professor Susan Davis is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Chair of WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Health, School of Public Health Monash University. She is a Board Member of the International Menopause Society, serves on the Editorial Boards of Climacteric, Menopause and Maturitas and is a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Panels of the US Endocrine Society for 'Androgens in Women' (2014) and 'Management of the Menopause' (2014-5). She co-Founded the Jean Hailes Foundation and was Director of Research of the Foundation 1997-2004. She is a past President of the Australasian Menopause Society and served on the Monash Unversity Council 2005-7.
Professor Davis has made a leading contribution to the understanding of the role of androgens in women and oestrogen in multiple non-reporductive target tissues. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Monash University in 2009 and has also received the Alfred medical Research and EducationPrecinct Research Proze (2009), the Australasian Menopause Society Award (2009) and the Henry Burger Award of the International Menopause Society (2011).