Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes

Deputy Dean, Medical School
Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Neonatology
Organisational unit member - Canberra Hospital Campus
Building 4, Level 2, Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive Garran
 02 6244 2222





  • Neonatology
  • Medical Education


Zsuzsoka Kecskes spent time in the US and Switzerland during her medical studies. In 1994, she moved to Sydney, and completed her training in neonatology in Brisbane, where she also completed a PhD at the University of Queensland. She has been working as a neonatologist in Canberra since 2001, and was Director of the Department at Canberra Hospital from 2007 to 2015. Her main research interest is the neonatal brain, and she lately focused on quality and safety assessment and education. Her passion for patient and family engagement was recognised by the Australia Day Council, who named her the ACT Australian of the Year 2014 for her work with families to design a safe, family-centred Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the implementation of the NICUcam, a web-based system that allows parents and families to see their baby when they are not able to visit.


Research interests

Perinatal asphyxia, neonatal acute care, aEEG in neonates, higher degree education, quality and safety in health care.


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