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Dr Elizabeth Mary Skinner
The University of Sydney, NSW Australia

ICS 2021

Podium Session 3 Live Urogynaecology, Female & Functional Urology - Childbirth and its Consequences 20 Psycho-sexual impact of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse on couples’ quality of life after traumatic vaginal births

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Elizabeth Skinner


Profession:Nurse (Specialist/Advisor/Practitioner/Academic)
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Dr Elizabeth Skinner has a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia and was awarded the Dr Albert Mc Kern Scholarship to undertake perinatal research into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical distress related to childbirth.

Her research places her at the forefront of understanding the link between somatic & psychological effects of vaginal birth trauma. Over the past 7 years, she has worked with a team of urogynaecologists in Sydney, Australia and, regularly liaises with perinatal psychologists in the UK.

Elizabeth is a published author in international peer reviewed obstetric and mental health journals and has been interviewed by ABC Radio National Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald, NSW. She is also an invited speaker at international & national conferences and a reviewer for books and journals on birth trauma and urogynaecology.

She also possesses a Masters in Health Science Education and has lectured extensively in nursing/ midwifery programs at universities in Sydney, Australia. She has clinical expertise in midwifery, neonatal and adult intensive care and presents seminars on her research to perinatal clinicians in Australia and overseas

In 2020, Elizabeth founded Birth Trauma Consultancy, to optimize lifestyle outcomes for postnatal women, partners and clinicians. Through her commitment to research and contact with traumatized mothers and fathers, she co-founded the Australasian Birth Trauma Association [ABTA] in 2017. She is a trustee/ expert for the Birth Trauma Association in the UK [BTA] and a member of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health.