Prof. Donna Geddes

A 25-year journey in human lactation from discovery to translation

Prof. Donna Geddes (AUS)

Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia.

Professor Geddes is internationally renowned for her novel work with ultrasound imaging that has revolutionized the our understanding of the anatomy of the lactating breast, milk ejection and blood flow, as well as the infant’s sucking technique, suck-swallow-breathe co-ordination, gastric emptying and body composition of both the term and preterm infant. She has since expanded her range of research interests to include the synthesis and removal of milk from the breast, the composition of human milk and its impact on the growth and body composition of breastfed infants, the investigation of HM metabolites and the search for biomarkers that are indicative of breast dysfunction