DR Yasmin Jayasinghe

DR Yasmin Jayasinghe


  • Young Womens Health (Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology)



  • Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe (FRANZCOG, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Melbourne, and a Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). She undertook research training at the Mayo Clinic in 2005, developing guidance for management of breast disorders in adolescent females published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed a PhD on virology and risk factors for cervical cancers in young women, calling for HPV vaccination in forensic protocols. As part of the HPV VACCINE study group she demonstrated a reduction in vaccine related genotypes from 28% to 1.6% in young Australian women in the post-vaccine era. In 2013 she became Lead Investigator of the Fertility Preservation Taskforce, RCH translating oncofertility care for children with cancer. She was past president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology between 2011-2016. She was awarded an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship in 2017, and the Melbourne Medical School's Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women in 2019.   


Member of

  • ANZSPAG. Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology 2009 -
  • RANZCOG. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2001 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2013
  • MBBS, The University of Queensland 1991

Awards and honors

  • Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, Melbourne Medical School, 2019
  • ASPOG New Investigator Prize, 2017
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2001