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Dr Rosie Worsley
Dr Rosie Worsley is an endocrinologist specialising in the psychoneuroendocrine aspects of women’s health. She is currently an NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Research Scholar studying 'the menopause, menstrual cycle and gender specific health needs of women with chronic and complex illnesses'. Her doctoral studies include a pilot randomised controlled trial of metformin in women with depression which she has received a grant from the Geduld trust to conduct.
Dr Worsley graduated from Monash Medical School in 2005. She completed basic physician training at The Alfred Hospital and subsequently completed specialist endocrinology training and The Geelong and Alfred Hospital, gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012. Her introduction to clinical research was as the inaugural Psychoneuroendocrinology Research Fellow at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre and the Women’s Health Research Program at Monash University in 2012. During 2012 she had 9 papers published or accepted in the areas of women’s endocrinology and mental health.
In a short amount of time she has also accumulated several awards including Maturitas Young Investigator of the Year 2012 (Journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society); the Jean Hailes Memorial Prize for the Best Young Investigator presentation at the Australian Menopause Society Congress 2012; a travel award to attend the North American Menopause Society Conference in 2012; a Clinical Poster prize at the Australian Diabetes Society conference 2012; the MAPrc Best Poster Prize from the Alfred Hospital 2012; and winner of the Endocrine Society of Australia Trainees Quiz 2011.
Dr Worsley has ongoing involvement in the teaching of medical students and physician trainees at The Alfred. Clinically she works in specialist outpatient clinics at The Alfred Hospital including Menopause Clinic and the Women’s Mental Health Clinic. The Women’s Mental Health Clinic is the only clinic in Victoria to integrate endocrine and psychiatric care for women with severe mental illness, within the one clinic. Dr Worsley has an in depth understanding of the interplay between psychiatric disease and sex hormones and is in the unique position of having this as a routine part of her clinical practice.