A/Prof Emma Readman

Associate Professor Emma Readman is the Director of Endosurgery, Head of the Endosurgery B Unit, and runs the Outpatient Hysteroscopy service for The Mercy Hospital for Women. She is an honorary lecturer at Melbourne University, a board member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) and is the director of training for AGES fellows at Mercy Hospital for Women.  She has been an adviser for the Victorian Government on access to surgical services, and outpatient assessment criteria. She is currently on the RANZCOG advisory committee for endometriosis and involved in The National Endometriosis Clinical and Scientific Trials (NECST) Network.

Emma has been involved in visiting Mongolia for the last 12 years by invitation of the Mongolian Society for Gynaecological laparoscopy and received the Silver Friendship Medal in 2018 from the Mongolian President for services to medicine in Mongolia. This is the highest honor awarded to a foreigner in Mongolia. She has also been given the medal of the city of Ulaanbaatar for medical services to that city.

Emma is widely published in the fields of endoscopy and outpatient hysteroscopy. She completed a sabbatical in 2014 in France studying various aspects of endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery, and outpatient hysteroscopic surgery. Emma is passionate about women’s health, especially pelvic pain, endometriosis, and abnormal bleeding.

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Helen C. McNamara*, Helena C. Frawley, Jacqueline F. Donoghue, Emma Readman, Martin Healey, Lenore Ellett, Charlotte Reddington, Lauren J. Hicks, Keryn Harlow, Peter A. W. Rogers and Claudia Cheng on behalf of En-DIT (Endometriosis: Diagnosis, Innovation and Treatment) Research Group, "Peripheral, Central, and Cross Sensitization in Endometriosis-Associated Pain and Comorbid Pain Syndromes", Front. Reprod. Health, 01 September 2021,  https://doi.org/10.3389/frph.2021.729642


McNamara Helen C., Frawley Helena C., Donoghue Jacqueline F., Readman Emma, Healey Martin, Ellett Lenore, Reddington Charlotte, Hicks Lauren J., Harlow Keryn, Rogers Peter A. W., Cheng Claudia, “Peripheral, Central, and Cross Sensitization in Endometriosis-Associated Pain and Comorbid Pain Syndromes”  Frontiers in Reproductive Health 2021, volume 3, page 56, https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frph.2021.729642 DOI=10.3389/frph.2021.729642


Chowdary, P., K. Stone, T. Ma, E. Readman, K. McIlwaine, M. Druitt, L. Ellett, M. Cameron, and P. Maher, Multicentre retrospective study to assess diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound for superficial endometriosis-Are we any closer? Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 2019. 59(2): p. 279-284.


Ma, T., P. Chowdary, A. Eskander, L. Ellett, K. McIlwaine, J. Manwaring, E. Readman, and P. Maher, Can Narrowband Imaging Improve the Laparoscopic Identification of Superficial Endometriosis? A Prospective Cohort Trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2019. 26(3): p. 427-433.


Ellett, L., E. Readman, M. Newman, K. McIlwaine, R. Villegas, N. Jagasia, and P. Maher, Are endometrial nerve fibres unique to endometriosis? A prospective case-control study of endometrial biopsy as a diagnostic test for endometriosis in women with pelvic pain. Hum Reprod, 2015. 30(12): p. 2808-15.


Manwaring, J.M., E. Readman, and P.J. Maher, The effect of heated humidified carbon dioxide on postoperative pain, core temperature, and recovery times in patients having laparoscopic surgery: a randomized controlled trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2008. 15(2): p. 161-5.

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