Associate Professor Alka Kothari

Site Coordinator, Redcliffe (Second

Prince Charles Hospital Northside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor Alka Kothari is a Senior Staff Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Conjoint Site-Coordinator of the Northside Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, at Redcliffe Hospital. She encourages multi-disciplinary research in perinatal mental health, women’s imaging, and medical education. She is completing a PhD on ‘Forgotten Fathers in pregnancy and childbirth’ and has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. Associate Professor Kothari won the prestigious best oral presentation in perinatal mental health at the World Congress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London in 2019. She has also received various research excellence, leadership and teaching awards in Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Associate Professor Alka Kothari is currently undertaking a Metro-North Clinician Research Fellowship on 'Supporting fathers during a traumatic pregnancy: Towards holistic care', implementing the findings of her PhD research into improving care for fathers. She is a passionate advocate for fathers and provides expert guidance and support to several non-government fatherhood organisations nationally.



Current HDR Supervision

  1. A formative evaluation of a peer-facilitated, online, perinatal education and support program for first-time Australian fathers referred through primary health care providers. Doctor Philosophy. Associate supervisor for Richard Pascal- Curtin University, WA, Australia.
  2. Attitudes and current practices of Indonesian men and women transitioning to parenthood with regard to gender equality and co-parenting: the need and acceptability of a supportive, informative messaging mobile phone application. Doctor Philosophy. Associate supervisor for Dona Tamburan- Curtin University, WA, Australia.


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