Professor Robert Norman holds a personal chair as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide and is a subspecialist in reproductive medicine (CREI) and in endocrine biochemistry (FRCPA). He is Director of the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide, a collection of 350 researchers in reproductive health and regenerative medicine.
Professor Norman is leader of the NHMRC Program Grant on ‘Periconceptual origins of health and disease’ and has published 300 peer-reviewed publications and one book. He serves on the editorial board of major journals. His major research contributions have been in IVF and reproductive endocrinology, particularly in PCOS, the effect of lifestyle on reproductive outcomes and periconception medicine. He is an active reproductive medicine specialist. He serves on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s research and embryo licensing committees.
Awards and Achievements
– 2010 – Included in the 2010 Edition of Who’s Who in the World
– 2009 – SA Great Award for Health awarded for best contribution to Health in South Austalia.
– 2009 – SA Great Award for Science awarded for best contribution to Science in South Australia.
– 2009 – South Australian Scientist of the Year awarded for most outstanding scientific leadership.
– 2009 – Healthy Development Adelaide, winner of SA Science Excellence Award for Research for Collaboration
– 2007 – NHMRC award – named one of 10 of the Best Great Minds in Australian Research
– 2007-2009 – Member of The Queen Elizabeth Research Foundation Research Advisory Committee
– 2006-2008 – Member of RANZCOG Research Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee
– 2006-present – Uni of Adelaide representative on Research Committee of Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation
– 2006 – Finalist in Premier’s Science Excellence Awards for Research Leadership
– 2005 – Finalist in Premier’s Science Excellence Awards for Research Leadership
– 2001 – Australasian Menopause Society Award/Novo Nordisk Award.
– 2001 – SA Great Award for Health as CEO of Repromed Pty Ltd
1987 – South Africa Medical Research Council award to Nobel Prize winner’s meeting, Germany
1983 – ICI Clinical Research Scholarship, Dept. Reproductive Physiology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital UK.
1971 – Nuffield Dominions Travelling Scholarship to Britain, Dept. Anatomy, University of Birmingham, UK
1968 – City of Salisbury Scholarship to study Medicine in Salisbury, Rhodesia
By focusing on the earliest stages of life, the Robinson Institute is seeking to prevent disease and promote health in children and adults across generations. The Institute brings together a unique blend of clinical, scientific and research leaders with wide-ranging expertise, from epidemiology through to genetics and molecular biology.
Consisting of more than 350 researchers the Institute concentrates on fundamental clinical and scientific discoveries. Our research focuses on the health of women & babies, origins of diseases, reproductive health and stem cell research.
In the area of paediatrics and reproductive medicine, the University of Adelaide has been ranked as highest in the nation under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) process.