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Assoc/Prof Giles is an infectious diseases physician who specialises in infections in pregnancy and maternal immunisation. Her clinical research focus is on blood borne viruses in pregnancy such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. She also leads a number of projects on maternal immunisation.

Monash teaching commitment

Assoc/Prof Giles teaches the 4th year medical students as part of their Women's Health program.

Clinical activities

Assoc/Prof Giles runs three antenatal infectious diseases clinics across Melbourne including at Monash Health, the Royal Women's Hospital and the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital. She is also the adult medical lead at Monash Immunisation and the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Immunisation Service. She is the Director of the Infections in Pregnancy Service at Monash Health. 

Research interests

Asso/Prof Giles is a physician researcher whose key interest is in improving the health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies through evidence based clinical management. Her team collaborates nationally and internationally on a number of maternal immunisation projects.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, Women HIV and Reproduction in Australia, MONASH UNIVERSITY

2 Aug 200427 Jan 2009

External positions

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital

Infectious Diseases Physician, Royal Women's Hospital

Immunisation Physician, Sunshine Hospital

Research area keywords

  • Infections in pregnancy
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Immunisation

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