MothersBabies | Who We Are
 

Who We Are

About Our Organisation & the MothersBabies Project

If you are a mother who has had a sick child, you know it takes a village to get everyone through. The personal experience of founders Catherine Oates Smith and Alan Liddle have breathed life into MothersBabies, a not-for-profit organisation established for the purpose of giving all our babies the best possible start in life.

We are supporting a vital project that is harnessing the emerging science of gut bug health to create a safe, personalised and proven therapy to reduce common, potentially avoidable, complications and diseases for pregnant women and their babies. These include preeclampsia, diabetes, premature birth, asthma, eczema, autism and allergies. Professor Emad El-Omar and his team at the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital, part of the UNSW clinical research campus, are developing this therapy.

The Board

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Owner and Founder, COS Create. Lawyer and Business Development Professional.

Catherine Oates Smith

Owner & Founder
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Founder and Director of Mothers Babies Foundation Ltd. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney and MBA from the University of NSW and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alan resides in Sydney.

Dr Alan Liddle

Founder & Director
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Professor of Medicine Gastroenterologist and Editor in Chief, GUT, Director, Microbiome Research Centre, St George & Sutherland Clinical School University of New South Wales, St George Hospital.

Professor Emad El-Omar

Board Member & Research Director
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Partner at MinterEllison. Helping corporate and not-for-profit clients and charity partners pursue exciting and innovative social sector issues, and amplify their social impact

Keith Rovers

Board Member & Director
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Catherine Rex

Director
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Head and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Women’s & Children’s Health, and Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of New South Wales.

Professor Bill Ledger

Board Member
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Lawyer at MinterEllison

Lachlan Muir

Secretary
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Chair of Publicly Listed Company, CSG.

Mark Bayliss

Chairman

The Research Team

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Professor of Medicine Gastroenterologist and Editor in Chief, GUT, Director, Microbiome Research Centre, St George & Sutherland Clinical School University of New South Wales, St George Hospital.

Professor Emad El-Omar

Board Member & Research Director
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Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine. Obstetrician at St George Public Hospital

Dr Amanda Henry

Senior Researcher
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RANZCOG Core Trainee, employed by SESLHD; Conjoint Associate Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine; PhD Student – MUMs

Dr Daniella Susic

Senior Researcher
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Executive Officer & Project Manager, MothersBabies Study. Naomi is also a registered nurse and midwife.

Naomi Strout

Executive Officer & Project Manager

Our mission

Our mission is to optimise the future health of humanity by empowering mothers-to-be to transform their health pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and at birth so that their health and the health of their babies is optimised for life. In so doing promote the prevention and the control of disease in human beings.

Our vision

Our vision is for women to have the resources and evidence based knowledge to enable them to give birth to babies whose health is optimised for life. In so doing prevent or control diseases that their babies could otherwise experience throughout their lives.

Our goal

Our goals is to increase awareness and knowledge for all mothers. Investing fundraising dollars into science based research studies. To create and maintain a Board made up of Professors, Scientist, Microbiologist and others.

Our Partners

The MothersBabies Study is a collaborative effort
drawing on the combined capabilities and research strengths of some incredible partners