Professor Susan Davis, is Director, Monash University Women’s Health Research Program, NHMRC Leadership 3 Investigator and Head, the Women’s Endocrine Clinic, Alfred Hospital Melbourne.
Prof Davis is an internationally recognised expert on sex hormones and ageing, including menopause and its health sequelae. Her epidemiological research across the adult female lifespan focuses on determinants of physical, psychological and sexual wellbeing. Her clinical trials program has led to paradigm shifts in the understanding of testosterone in women, with current trials examining the role of hormones on cardiometabolic health, cognition, musculoskeletal health, and sexual function.
She has received numerous prestigious research awards, most recently the Elizabeth Blackburn Award of the NHMRC (2023), Ross Hohnen Award of the Australian Heart Foundation (2022), and the Medal of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for her outstanding contribution and leadership in endocrinology and women’s health (2022). She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2021.
Professor Davis is a past President of the International Menopause Society and the Australasian Menopause Society and presently is a Council member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She is an Advisor to the National Women’s Health Council Australia, Advisor to the NHS Menopause Improvement Programme Steering Committee (UK) and was an Advisor for the Australian National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030. She is the author of the 2023 Practitioner’s Toolkit for Managing Menopause.
Prof Davis’s specific areas of clinical expertise include menstrual disorders (such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and menstrual irregularity), menopause (including early menopause) and androgen (testosterone) excess and insufficiency.