Researcher biography

Professor Leonie Callaway is an Obstetric Physician, with a strong track record in clinical research relating to gestational diabetes, hypertension in pregnancy, medical disorders of pregnancy, clinical trials, clinical studies and epidemiology. Research funding to date has totalled in excess of 12 million dollars. This includes funding for a number of clinical trials and clinical studies as Chief Investigator supported by both the NH&MRC and the Medical Research Futures Fund.

Prof Callaway has a long track record of successful PhD scholar supervision. She has a particular interest in the issues of work life balance and wellbeing for scholars undertaking research higher degrees.

At present, Prof Callaway holds a number of roles including Director of Research within Women's and Newborn Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Executive Director of the Women's and Children's Stream for Metro North Hospital and Health Service District and Co-Chair of the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council. This work has been supported by qualifications in Executive Leadership and as a Company Director.

Prof Callaway's past leadership experience is broad, and includes the domains of clinical education, health service delivery and research. Previous roles include Chair of the Board of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society, Deputy Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland, Acting Director of Internal Medicine Services at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Head of the Royal Brisbane Clinical School for the University of Queensland.

Prof Callaway is particularly interested in the role of values such as integrity, respect and compassion, and their importance in workplace culture and wellbeing.