1986 …2021

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Specialist Endocrinologist at Cabrini Medical Centre and Director of the Specialist Women's Health Clinic at Alfred Health Melbourne.


Professor Susan Davis is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Principal Research Fellow, Professor of Women's Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University (since 2004) and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She is a consultant endocrinologist at Cabrini Medical Centre and Head, Specialist Women's Health Clinic for women with complex disease, Alfred Hospital Melbourne.

Prof Davis is the President of the International Menopause Society, having served as a Board Member since 2011, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Maturitas, Menopause, Climacteric and Clinical Endocrinology. She was a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines panels of the US Endocrine Society for ‘Androgens in Women' (2012-2014) and Management of the Menopause' (2014-6). She was a co-founder of the Jean Hailes Foundation and was Director of Research of the Foundation 1997-2004. She is a past President of the Australasian Menopause Society and served on the Monash University Council 2005-2007.

Professor Davis has made a leading contribution to the understanding of the role of androgens and oestrogens in multiple non-reproductive target tissues including the brain (cognition, mood, sexual function), cardiovascular system (lipids, vascular function and coagulation) and other tissues (fat, muscle, joint cartilage and bone). She has published over 330 peer-reviewed manuscripts, has been an invited lecturer to over 120 international conferences and presented 50 distinguished plenary lectures.

In 2009 Professor Davis received the Distinguished Alumni Award of Monash University, the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct Research Prize and the Australasian Menopause Society Award (presented every 2 years to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field). She was the recipient of the Henry Burger Prize of the International Menopause Society, for her contribution to the field of menopause in 2011. She is an Honorary Member to Golden Key International Honour Society. She was recognised for her contributions endocrinology by the International Excellence in Endocrinology Laureate Award of the Endocrine Society (USA) for 2015 (the first Australian to receive this award).

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 Jun 1988

Endocrinology, FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Award Date: 1 May 1988


Award Date: 8 Dec 1980

Research area keywords

  • Medicine and health
  • Women's Health
  • Menopause
  • Testosterone


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