Scott White

Scott White - Senior Lecturer in Maternal Fetal Medicine, The University of Western Australia

Scott White

Senior Lecturer in Maternal Fetal Medicine, The University of Western Australia

State or Territory:

  • Western Australia

Primary position including institution/organisation:

  • Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

About Dr Scott White

  • Dr Scott White is a Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, having completed training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Western Australia before completing fellowships in Maternal Fetal Medicine in Perth and London. He returned to King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth in 2016. His clinical interests include preterm birth prevention, complex multiple pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis, and fetal therapy.
  • Dr White completed a PhD in genetic epidemiology in 2017 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The University of Western Australia in 2019. He maintains active research projects in areas such as preterm birth prevention, perinatal epidemiology, and clinical trials in obstetrics and fetal medicine.
  • Dr White is a Councillor of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, serving on several state and national committees including as Deputy Chair of the Women’s Health Committee. He was recently appointed as Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Why does preventing early birth matter to you?  

"In my clinical work I see the consequences of preterm birth every day. It is difficult to overstate the burden that this has on these children, their families, and our broader community. It is now abundantly clear that health and social outcomes across an individual’s entire life are heavily influenced by early life events, and the prevention of preterm birth is one of the key objectives in ensuring an optimal start to life.

"Preterm birth occurs across all groups within our community but with greater frequency among ethnic minorities and the socially disadvantaged, thereby perpetuating health and social disparity. Preventing preterm birth is a key health driver of reducing social inequity in Australia. My dream as a clinician is that I can accurately identify those women at risk of preterm birth and choose appropriate interventions to eliminate that risk and ensure that all children are given a healthy start to life."

The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance is working to safely lower the rate of early birth across Australia.