A/Prof Alicia Dennis is an internationally recognised expert in obstetric anaesthesia, obstetric perioperative medicine and critical care, preeclampsia, and obstetric echocardiography. She is an academic obstetric anaesthetist, with appointments at The University of Melbourne, and The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.
A/Prof Dennis has worked in tertiary referral obstetric hospitals in Australia since 2001, and pioneered the contemporary use of transthoracic echocardiography for managing cardiovascular disease in pregnant women. Her work in the haemodynamics of preeclampsia has led to a new unified theory providing an alternative mechanism for the development of preeclampsia and consideration of new prevention and treatment options. "I am privileged to be able to work in an environment that enables me to pursue my dream of making a difference to the lives of pregnant women. I do this through advocating for gender equity, engaging with medical colleges, societies and government, and promoting clinical, research and educational excellence. Underpinning this is a strong sense of justice, ethics and respect; for patients, for colleagues, and importantly for medical students and early career doctors who we must care for and inspire to become the next generation of humanitarian leaders."
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Myocardial Structure And Function In Preeclampsia Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance And Ech..
Reducing Maternal Mortality in Papua New Guinea: Contextualizing Access to Safe Surgery an..
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Optic nerve sonography and ophthalmic artery Doppler velocimetry in healthy pregnant women: an Australian cohort study
Stefan C Kane, Alicia T Dennis, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Louise H Kornman, Thomas J Cade, Shaun P Brennecke
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Clinical Ultrasound
PURPOSE: Maternal ocular sonography offers a window into cerebrovascular and intracranial pressure changes in pregnancy. This stud..
Resting Hemodynamics and Response to Exercise Using the 6-Minute Walk Test in Late Pregnancy: An International Prospective Multicentre Study
Alicia Therese Dennis, Marwa Salman, Emma Paxton, Margot Flint, Liz Leeton, Francois Roodt, Steve Yentis, Robert Anthony Dyer
Journal article | 2019 | Anesthesia & Analgesia
The association between maternal size and outcomes for women undergoing for caesarean section: a multicentre prospective observational study (The MUM SIZE Study)
A DENNIS, M Tew, K Dalziel, P Clarke, J Lew, D Story, A Parker, E Hessian, G Teale, S Simmons, D Casalaz
Journal article | 2017 | BMJ Open
Management of labour and delivery in a woman with refractory supraventricular tachycardia.
AT Dennis, MD Gerstman
Journal article | 2014 | International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Supraventricular tachycardia is uncommon in pregnancy. It is defined as intermittent pathological and usually narrow complex tachy..
Contemporary clinical management of the cerebral complications of preeclampsia.
Stefan C Kane, Alicia Dennis, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Louise Kornman, Shaun Brennecke
Journal article | 2013 | Obstetrics and Gynecology International
The neurological complications of preeclampsia and eclampsia are responsible for a major proportion of the morbidity and mortality..
Ability of non-invasive intermittent blood pressure monitoring and a continuous non-invasive arterial pressure monitor (CNAP (TM)) to provide new readings in each 1-min interval during elective caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia
T McCarthy, N Telec, A Dennis, J Griffiths, A Buettner
Journal article | 2012 | Anaesthesia
Combined spinal-epidural versus epidural analgesia in labour.
SW Simmons, AM Cyna, AT Dennis, D Hughes
Journal article | 2007 | Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
BACKGROUND: Traditional epidural techniques have been associated with prolonged labour, use of oxytocin augmentation, and increase..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Best presentation of OAA Meeting 2010
Gilbert Troup Prize
NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship
FANZCA - Fellow of the Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists
Pharmacology And Therapeutics
Obstetrics And Gynaecology Royal Women'S Hospital/Mercy
Medicine And Radiology
Association of Anaesthetists Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
Royal Women's Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee
American Society of Echocardiography
High Blood Pressure Reserach Council of Australia
International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP)
Chair Of Executive Committee
Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group ANZCA/ASA/NZSA
Society of Obstetric Medicine Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ)
Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) UK
Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) USA
Australian Society of Anaesthetists
University of Melbourne Medical Society
Australian Medical Association
Master of International Public Health
University of Sydney
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Postgraduate Diploma of Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
University of Melbourne