Dr Monika Skubisz

Dr Monika Skubisz - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Monika Skubisz

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

State or Territory:

  • South Australia

Primary position including institution/organisation:

  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, SA Health; Research Fellow, South Australian Health; Medical Research Institute

About Dr Monika Skubisz:

  • Dr Monika Skubisz is a clinician researcher working as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Women's and Children's and Riverland General Hospitals and Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
  • She is also a Clinical Lecturer at Flinders University and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist’s Research Foundation's Ella Macknight Scholar 2019-2020.
  • Dr Skubisz has a special interest in nutritional and preventive medicine and is currently involved in clinical research assessing the ability of omega 3 (fish oil) to prevent preterm birth. She is also conducting a randomised controlled trial to investigate whether Australian women are being exposed to excessive folic acid in later pregnancy and what implications this might have for the health of their children. 

Why does preventing early birth matter to you?

"I am passionate about improving the health of women and their children, seeing pregnancy as a tremendous health window of opportunity to act for the long-term benefit of mothers and their children. Preventing preterm birth is the single most important thing we as a community can do for the betterment of not only the individual baby and their family, but our society and its future. We live in an era of unprecedented wealth and opportunity, yet the incidence of preterm birth is increasing. I want to find out what it is about our diet and lifestyle and how this interacts with our genetics to reverse this trend."
The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance is working to safely lower the rate of early birth across Australia.