• The University of Western Australia (M706), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Jacqueline Frayne is a GP who divides her career between clinical practice, academic work and research. She works in a community General Practice where she not only manages the care of patients but also supervisors’ medical students through their GP clinical placements. Additionally, she works as a medical officer at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH). Her work there is centred on antenatal care and is involved in care for women with severe mental illnesses in pregnancy through a dedicated multidisciplinary clinic. Her academic role involves teaching in the Division of General Practice and clinical skills, lead for the Advocacy theme and Sub Dean for year 2 within the MD program.

Her interest in research commenced after completing a Masters in Women’s Health at Melbourne University in 2000 and is primarily focused all aspects of translational women’s health research. She completed her PhD on the comprehensive pregnancy care for women with a severe mental illness. She sits on the National Women’s Health Research, Translation and Research Impact Network, the WA Perinatal Mental Health Subnetwork and has been involved with the National Endometriosis Online Resources Steering Committee.

Current projects

Severe mental illnesses in pregnancy

Endometriosis and endometriosis related symptoms

Clinical reasoning and advocacy in medical students

Hypertension, cardiometabolic and nutritional health in pregnancy

Psychotropic prescribing in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Breast density


Teaching overview

Sub-Dean MD2

Lead Advocacy theme- MD

Lecturer IMED1108 Issues in Women's Health across the Lifespan

Team Based learning MD1 and MD2 /IMP1 GP tutor

Research Supervisor MD course Scholarly activity program


Thinh N. Nguyen, Deb Faulkner, Jacqueline Frayne, Suzanna Allen, Yvonne L. Hauck, Daniel Rock, Jonathan Rampono.   The obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnant women with severe mental illness (SMI) attending a specialist antenatal clinic. Medical Journal of Australia, 16 April 2012

Cited in the –

  • Australian perinatal mental health guidelines 2018

  • Clinical practice guidelines Pregnancy care 2020

  • RANZCP perinatal mental health position statement 2021

Suparare, L., Watson, S. J., Binns, R., Frayne, J. and Galbally, M. (2020) Is intimate partner violence more common in pregnant women with severe mental illness? A retrospective study. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 66(3): 225-231. doi: 10.1177/0020764019897286

Cited in the –

  • RANZCP perinatal mental health position statement 2021

Frayne, J., Nguyen, T., Allen, S., Hauck, Y., Liira, H., & Vickery, A. (2019). Obstetric outcomes for women with severe mental illness: 10 years of experience in a tertiary multidisciplinary antenatal clinic. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics, 300(4), 889–896.

Cited in the –

  • American Psychological Association Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Women with Serious Mental Illness 2022

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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