Leading Australia's Fertility Research, to help everyone experience the joy of family

About
Dr Tamara Hunter

Dr Tamara Hunter
MBBS, BSc, FRANZCOG, CREI

Get to know Dr Hunter

Dr Tamara Hunter completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours in 2003, after having completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science (Human Movement) in 1994.

From her first roles as an exercise physiologist and as a corporate health consultant, Tamara gained experience in the reality of women’s health. When she completed her qualification of Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) and started working in the field, it led her to the next step: helping women to start a family when that was challenging.

The Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) qualification she completed in 2019 was an important addition.

As a CREI-accredited fertility specialist, Dr Hunter has been working relentlessly to expand her knowledge. She received 2 academic prizes for her work in preterm birth and in-vitro maturation. She joined Fertility Specialists of WA and nurtured the vision for an inclusive, evidence-based and holistic women’s health hub in Perth: Woom.

Dr Tamara Hunter is a mother of 2, an expert guest on Perth’s Channel Nine, and passionate about helping women with educational and reliable information, in an atmosphere of trust, understanding, and compassion.

"The benefits of a team approach"

It is so important to have a whole team supporting you through every step of your fertility journey

Dr Tamara Hunter, Fertility specialist Perth

Publications

 

PAPERS

  • Huilin T, Hunter T, Hu Y, Zhai SD, Sheng X, Hart RJ. Cabergoline for preventing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The Cochrane Library. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD008605
  • Raval A, Hunter TJ, Stuckey B, Hart R. Statins for women with polycystic ovary syndrome not actively trying to conceive. The Cochrane Library. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008565.pub2
  • Hunter TJ, Byrnes MJ, Nathan E, Gill A & Pennell CE. (2012) Factors influencing survival in previable preterm premature rupture of membranes. Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 25(9): 1755-61.
  • Hunter T & Hart R. (2009) Endoscopic surgery for female infertility: A review of current management. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 49: 588-593.
  • Ong MJ, Guelfi KJ, Hunter TJ, Wallman KE, Fournier PA, Newnham JP. (2009) Supervised, Home-Based Exercise May Attenuate The Decline In Glucose Tolerance In Obese Pregnant Women. Diabetes and Metabolism. 35(5): 418-421. (Basis for NH&MRC Grant application 2010)
  • Hunter TJ, Maouris P & Dickinson J. (2009) The prenatal detection and conservative management of a partial fundal uterine dehiscence. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 2009;25:123-126.

 

BOOKS

  • Hunter TJ & Hart R. (2013) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the Metabolic Syndrome. In Hollins-Martin C, van der Akker, O, Martin C, Preedy VR. (eds). Handbook of Diet and Nutrition in the Menstrual Cycle, Conception and Fertility. (Publication pending).

PRESENTATIONS

  • Hunter TJ, Walls, M, Ryan J, Junk S, Yeap D, Hart R. (2012) Characteristics of patients who underwent IVM in an Australian centre. FSA 2012, Auckland New Zealand – Best Clinical Presentation – Winner BFS Prize.
  • Hunter TJ, Byrnes MJ, Nathan E, Gill A & Pennell CE. (2008) Prediction of outcomes in extreme preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM).
  • PSANZ Conference 2008, Gold Coast Queensland – Best New Scientific Investigator.
  • Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland 2009 – poster presentation.
  • Rising Stars Symposium, Women’s and Infants Research Foundation, October 2009 – invited presentation.
  • Hunter TJ & Olds T. (1996) Steroid users vs non-users: Socio-psychological characteristics. Sports Medicine Australia Conference Australia 1996

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