Alison Bryant-Smith


Alison is a consultant gynaecologist, who is undertaking an advanced laparoscopic gynaecology fellowship at CARE during 2020 – 2021.

After graduating from Melbourne University medical school, Alison undertook her obstetric and gynaecology specialty training at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. Working in Darwin for a year helped consolidate her interest in public and indigenous health, as did completing a Master of Public Health.

She spent three years working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London, and travelling around Europe whenever possible! While in London, she completed a Master of Surgical Education at Imperial College: her dissertation was about gynaecology trainees’ motivations to undertake laparoscopic simulation training.

Reports of Alison’s work and research have been published in various medical journals, including The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (UK), The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UK), and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology (USA). Her current research projects include: a review of antibiotic use at a tertiary hospital; a survey of gynaecologists’ specimen extraction techniques; and a case-control study of a potential biomarker for endometriosis.

Having further developed a keen interest in keyhole gynaecology surgery while in the UK, she sought out a sub-specialty Fellowship with A/Prof Alan Lam. Working as part of the CARE team, she may be involved in your care at various stages: whether consulting with you in our clinic rooms, performing an ultrasound, or assisting A/Prof Lam at your operation. This is all done under the guidance of A/Prof Lam.

When not at work, Alison loves running, and spending time with her partner and toddler exploring Sydney’s many parks, beaches, and playgrounds.