Associate Professor David Shaker


Rural Clinical School
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 4999 2922


Research Interests

  • Exploring the process of learning psycho motor skills in surgical training
    To optimise the process of teaching surgical procedures , it is essential to understand the learning process of psych-motor skills. The interaction between different congnitive elements and deliberate practice is important for the transition from cognitive phase to integrative phase and finally to automation. I am interested in exploring factors which affect transition to integration phase by optimising attention, perception and concept formation.
  • Minimising risk of urinary tract injury in gynaecological surgery
    This research investigate using different simple techniques for prevention and diagnosis of urinary tract injury as a complication of gynaecological surgery
  • Outcome of pelvic floor reconstructive surgery
    current project to assess the anatomical outcome of pelvic organ prolapse surgery using native tissue repair with special emphasis on apical compartment.
  • Impact of obesity on pelvic floor disorders symptoms
    current research project to look at the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders in patients on weight loss progams and patients undegoing weight loss surgery before and after weight loss


  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Col, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • FRCS (Ed), Royal College of Surgeons of UK


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