Sydney Pelvic Floor Health



Hans Peter Dietz

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  • MD PhD
  • DDU CU

Born in 1963 in Tuebingen, Germany, I graduated from Heidelberg University in 1988, obtaining an MD there in 1989.  After emigrating to New Zealand in 1990, I arrived in Australia in 1997 and completed FRANCOG (OB/ GYN) training in 1998. Between 1999 and 2002, I undertook urogynaecology subspeciality training in Sydney and obtained a PhD with the University of New South Wales.

In 2004 I was appointed Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Nepean Campus of the Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, and I work as a clinical Urogynaecologist at Nepean Hospital.  I’m one of three partners in  Sydney Urodynamics, the largest provider of diagnostic services in Urogynaecology in Australasia. Between 2008 and 2016 I was Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. of the Editorial Board of ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’.  I am married with two sons and live in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia. 

Over the last 20 years I have had a special interest in diagnostic imaging, especially as it relates to pelvic floor dysfunction. At present, we have a number of research projects at Nepean Hospital, Prince of Wales and RPA Hospitals in Sydney, and research cooperations with units in Australia, New Zealand and US, all aimed at investigating pelvic floor dysfunction, its diagnosis, aetiology, primary / secondary prevention and treatment. Other scientific interests include the problem of bias in the planning, execution and publication of research, and ethical issues of the research-industry interface.  

Many of my more recent papers are available via hyperlink in the ‘Publications’ section of this webpage.

Clara (Ka Lai) Shek

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  • MBBS PhD

Dr Clara Shek is Chinese and born and raised in Hong Kong. She completed her medical degree and speciality training in Hong Kong before she moved to Australia in 2006, obtaining specialist qualification here in 2010. She is now Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the University of Western Sydney at Liverpool. She has a special interest in the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on the pelvic floor and obtained her PhD (Medicine) on this subject with the University of Sydney in 2010.She has recently started a multicentre study looking at the effects of pregnancy on pelvic floor structure and function. Dr Shek has also an interest in the psychosomatic effects of traumatic vaginal delivery.