Professor Beverley Vollenhoven AM, Clinician, Monash IVF, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University (Acting Head)

  • Monash University Departmental Head

Professor Vollenhoven is Deputy Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. She has been in this role since 2014, until most recently (November 2020) when she was appointed to the role of Acting Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is also the Head of Gynaecology at Monash Health and a senior clinician at Monash IVF.

Professor Vollenhoven is a specialist gynaecologist with a subspeciality qualification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Her clinical and research interests include infertility, IVF and ovulation induction, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fertility preservation, fibroids, endometriosis, eating disorders, and paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and menopause.

 

Selected publications

  • Pritchard N, Healey M, Sorby KL, Sivapalan S, Osianlis T, Jatkar S, Robinson K, Sultana F, Burmeister L, Kaul V, Vollenhoven BJ (2015) A case control study of melatonin with or without coenzyme Q10 in improving oocyte quality and outcomes in in vitro fertilization, Reproductive Biology Insights, vol 8, issue 1, pp. 1-7.

  • Heng S, Dynon K, Li Y, Edgell TA, Walton K, Rombauts L, Vollenhoven BJ, Nie G (2015) Development of a high-throughput assay for human proprotein convertase 5/6 for detecting uterine receptivity, Analytical Biochemistry [P], vol 475,pp. 14-21.

  • Vollenhoven BJ, Lethaby A (2015) Fibroids (uterine myomatosis, leiomyomas)., Clinical evidence [P], vol 06, pp. 814-829.

  • Motteram C, Vollenhoven BJ, Hope N, Osianlis T, Rombauts L (2015) Live birth rates after combined adjuvant therapy in IVF-ICSI cycles: a matched case-control study, Reproductive Biomedicine Online [P], vol 30, issue 4, pp. 340-348.

  • Rodda CP, Benson JE, Vincent AJ, Whitehead CL, Polyakov A, Vollenhoven BJ (2015) Maternal vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy prevents vitamin D deficiency in the newborn: an open-label randomized controlled trial., Clinical Endocrinology [P], vol 83, pp. 363-368.

  • Heng S, Paule SG, Li Y, Rombauts L, Vollenhoven BJ, Salamonsen LA, Nie G (2015) Posttranslational removal of alpha-dystroglycan N terminus by PC5/6 cleavage is important for uterine preparation for embryo implantation in women, Faseb Journal [P], vol 29, issue 9, pp. 4011-4022.

  • Smith V, Osianlis T, Vollenhoven BJ (2015) Prevention of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: A Review., Obstetrics and Gynecology International [E], vol 514159, pp. 1-10.

  • Paule SG, Nebl T, Webb A, Vollenhoven BJ, Rombauts L, Nie G (2015) Proprotein convertase 5/6 cleaves platelet-derived growth factor A in the human endometrium in preparation for embryo implantation, Molecular Human Reproduction [P], vol 21, issue 3, pp. 262-270.

  • Swanson AE, Griffin K, Brent R, Vollenhoven BJ (2015) Vaginal burn from alkaline Bbttery in an 8-year-old, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology [P], vol 28, issue 4, pp. e99-e100.

  • Fernando SV, Osianlis T, Vollenhoven BJ, Wallace EM, Rombauts L (2014) A pilot double-blind randomised placebo-controlled dose-response trial assessing the effects of melatonin on infertility treatment (MIART): study protocol., BMJ Open [E], vol 4, issue 8, pp. e005986-e005994.