For History Month 2021, we asked Prof Alicia Dennis to talk to us about the history of obstetric anaesthesia in Australia.

Prof Dennis had already prepared a presentation for the Launceston Historical Society’s Pugh Day Lecture. Restrictions in place, due to Covid-19, meant Prof Dennis wasn’t able to present her paper on the day.

It’s with great pleasure we were able to give Prof Dennis another opportunity to present her paper, and share it with an audience.

We hope you enjoy this presentation, and feel free to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Professor Alicia Dennis is an internationally recognised expert in obstetric anaesthesia, obstetric perioperative medicine and critical care, preeclampsia, and obstetric echocardiography. She has appointments at the University of Melbourne, and the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.