Great expectations: Development of an Artificial Placenta for Extremely Preterm Infants
PROFESSOR MATTHEW KEMP
Matt holds PhDs in Medicine from the University of New South Wales and in Education from the University of Western Australia. He is a Harvard University alumnus and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development. Matt undertook a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology at the University of Oxford before relocating to Perth, Western Australia, where he heads the Women and Infants Research Foundation’s Perinatal Research Laboratories.
Matt’s work blends clinical and large animal studies of fetal growth and development to improve outcomes for preterm infants via the development of antenatal interventions and post-natal therapies. Matt’s research has been supported by national and international agencies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), GlaxoSmithKline-Save the Children, the WA Department of Health, and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust.