Neil graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne and commenced training in obstetrics and gynaecology after gaining invaluable experience in paediatrics and neonatology. He completed his post graduate training at the Mercy Hospital for Women. During his fellowship years, Neil focussed on maternal fetal medicine (high risk pregnancy) – gaining extra experience in ultrasound and the management of complicated pregnancies – women with pre-existing medical conditions, multiple pregnancies and those with complex past obstetric experiences. He also developed his skills in gynaecology surgery including laparoscopy (key-hole surgery).
Neil is actively involved with the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). He sits on the Examination and Assessment Committee and is a Co-ordinator of the MCQ Written Examination.
Neil is a consultant at the Mercy Hospital for Women and acting head of the Darebin obstetric unit. He is co-lead of the Placental Adhesive Disorders unit. Neil also sits on the SAMM (Severe Acute Maternal Morbidity) committee at the Mercy Hospital investigating and implementing ways to improve care during pregnancy and delivery
He is passionate about the education and mentoring of future doctors in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and ultrasound. Neil is a training supervisor of junior obstetrics and gynaecology trainees at the Mercy Hospital for Women and is actively involved in teaching 4th year medical students from Melbourne University.
Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children and health and fitness pursuits including triathlon.