Professor Euan WallaceProfessor Euan Wallace

Centre Director
The Ritchie Centre

Professor Euan Wallace is the Director of The Ritchie Centre and the Carl Wood Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. As Director of the Ritchie Centre, he has brought together research groups in fetal and neonatal physiology, women’s health and stem cell biology to create a research centre focused on women and infant health.

Professor Wallace’s vision for The Ritchie Centre is for it to become one of the world’s leading research centres in perinatal medicine and women’s health.

Professor Wallace’s own research group focuses on basic and clinical aspects of pregnancy. The team has an international reputation for its Down Syndrome screening research and for the investigation of inhibins and activins in pregnancy. More recently, the group has established research programs in neuroprotection in fetal growth restriction and in utero infection, and in novel therapies for preeclampsia. The group is a world leader in amnion stem cell biology and their potential for clinical applications.

Professor Wallace is also Director of Obstetric Services for Southern Health, overseeing a large team of obstetricians in Southern Health’s three maternity units.  He has particular clinical interests in high risk pregnancies, including recurrent miscarriage, multiple pregnancy, hypertension and fetal growth problems.

He sits on a number of state government committees and on committees for a number of grant funding authorities, such as NHMRC. Professor Wallace has more than 190 peer-reviewed publications relating to his research and an h-index of 33.