Samantha was born in Melbourne, graduating in medicine from Monash University in 1990 and obtained her fellowship in obstetrics and gynaecology in 2000. Her interests include high risk obstetrics and laparoscopic surgery. She is currently in private practice and holds a specialist appointment at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne in the advanced laparoscopic unit. Samantha is an active member of St Michael’s Anglican Church in Carlton North. She is part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and midwives who travel to Mongolia annually since 2010 to provide teaching in women’s health to their Mongolian colleagues. She has been to Ethiopia to help raise funds for fistula prevention and treatment and has seen first hand the challenges for African women to give birth safely. She is committed to improving outcomes. 

How you can help

Programmes supported wholly or in part by the Barbara May Foundation include:

. The building and operations of the Vision Maternity Care Hospital in Barhirdar, Ethiopia.
. The operations of the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Mille, Ethiopia.
. Kivulini Maternity Centre – Maternity Africa, Tanzania. This centre provides obstetric services and an extensive fistula repair programme which includes significant outreach programmes. 
. Tertiary education of local medical professionals.