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About Alastair

Dr Alastair Morris

MBChB MRCOG FRCSEd FRANZCOG MD

Dr Alastair Morris is an obstetrician and gynaecologist with over 25 years of experience in providing care for women. A Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private and a Senior Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr Morris tailors individual care and medical advice to every patient.

Dr Morris is a safe choice for your health journey from preconception to pregnancy and beyond. This includes benign gynaecological conditions such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, menstrual disorders, ovarian cysts, endometriosis and fibroids. He is a highly skilled gynaecological surgeon specialising in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures including single incision laparoscopic procedures.

Dr Morris is known for his compassionate approach and kind nature. He will help you make informed decisions, accommodate your preferences where possible, and always offer the most up-to-date and professional care.

27
years of practice
2500
Babies delivered
1000
laparoscopic surgeries
13
publications

Experience and expertise

  • Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private Hospital and The Mater.
  • Former conjoint Senior Lecturer, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Sydney.
  • Dedicated to teaching medical students, junior doctors and midwives, and regularly instructs basic and advanced laparoscopic skills courses.
  • A highly experienced obstetrician and speaker at national and international medical conferences. 
  • Reviewer of scientific papers for publication in professional journals.
  • An examiner for the Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Qualifications

1990

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBChB), UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

This is the primary medical qualification awarded by the University of Glasgow and allows an individual to be provisionally registered as a doctor. A one year medical internship then has to be completed to obtain full registration.

1998

Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)

Membership is awarded to British trainees upon passing their professional examinations. These are usually completed by the last two years of training. It is required by the regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom before a practitioner can apply to be recognised as a specialist.

1999

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH (FRCSEd)

Dr Morris obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Gynaecological Surgery. This required an additional year of clinical practice as a registrar in general surgery on top of his training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

2004

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CCST)

Obtaining this Certificate confirms that a doctor has completed all the requirements necessary to be recognised as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist within the European Union.

2004

Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)

In order to be recognised as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) a clinician must first obtain Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College.

2006

Doctor of Medicine (MD) University of New South Wales, Australia

This is a higher postgraduate research qualification, similar to a PhD, and was the culmination of a two year Research Fellowship in Urogynaecology.

Scientific Publications

  1. Stuart OA, Morris AR, Baber R. Vernix caseosa peritonitis – no longer rate or innocent: a case series. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009, 3:60
  2. Morris AR, Westbrook JI, Moore KH. A longitudinal study over 5 to 10 years of clinical outcomes in women with idiopathic detrusor overactivity. BJOG 2008;115(2):239-46
  3. Morris AR, O’Sullivan R, Dunkley P, Moore KH. Extra corporeal magnetic stimulation is of limited clinical benefit to women with idiopathic detrusor overactivity: a randomized sham controlled trial. Eur Urol 2007;52:876-83
  4. Hay-Smith J, Herbison P, Ellis G, Morris A. Which anticholinergic drug for overactive bladder symptoms in adults. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3.
  5. Siow A, Morris AR, Lam A. Laparoscopic treatment of tension free vaginal tape erosion. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2005;45(4):333
  6. Morris AR, Ho MT, Walsh J, Gonski P, MooreKH, Lapsley H. The costs of managing urinary and faecal incontinence in a subacute care faciloity; a “bottom up’ approach. Neurourol Urodyn 2005;24(1):56-62
  7. Deans CL, Morris AR, O’Sullivan R, Moore KH. Voiding difficulty and other adverse events after tension free vaginal tape. Austr NZ Cont J 2004;(2);34-41
  8. Morris AR and Moore KH. The Contiform® incontinence device – efficacy and patient acceptability. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2003;14(6):412-7
  9. Moore KH, Ho MT, Lapsley HM, Green J, Smoker I, Morris AR, O’Sullivan R et al Development of a framework for economic and cost evaluation for continence conditions. Aust Cont J 2002;8:59-62
  10. Morris AR, Ramsay INR. The Surgical Management of Detrusor Instability 2002: RCOG Dialog, Issue 3
  11. Brennand JE, Morris AR and Greer IA. Prawn sandwiches, red herrings and abdominal pregnancy. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1997;74:(1):13-4
  12. Morris AR, Coutts JRT and Robertson L. A Detailed Study of the Effect Of Videoframe Rates of 25, 30 and 60 Hertz Upon Human Sperm Movement Characteristics. Hum Reprod 1996;11(2):304-10

Book Chapter

Morris AR,  Moore KH. Magnetic Stimulation Therapy.  In Pelvic Floor Re-education, Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, Springer-Verlag 2008

Thesis

Refractory idiopathic detrusor overactivity in women: new insights into the pathophysiology and clinical course of the disease – Held in the library of the University of New South Wales