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Dr Sarah McDonald: Creating impact in healthcare

212 Devonshire St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Jazzy Cafe Bar

Wednesday 28 April from 6pm to 7pm

Sarah became familiar with the problems in obstetric monitoring as a result of the traumatic birth of her second child.

She was unhappy that the current gold standard was the best we could do for mothers, babies and clinicians. Even more shocking was that everyone seemed to know the problem that existed, yet there was no change.

Sarah’s journey towards solving this problem has certainly been an eventful one. Between PhDs in medicine, developing a new medical technology Oli™, becoming a CEO and having a third child, there has not been a dull moment. Even as a patient or user of the health system you do have the power to impact change for the better. Sarah hopes this becomes a path more travelled for others looking to improve the problems they face within health and medical areas.


Dr Sarah McDonald is a mechatronic engineer, founder and CEO of Baymatob™. After the traumatic birth of her second child, Oliver, Sarah embarked on a PhD focused on understanding the normal progression of labour. Her research was awarded the Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship and resulted in the development of Oli™, an innovative non-invasive device to monitor pregnancy and labor progression. Sarah is CEO of Baymatob™ and has successfully led the company to obtain over $4.7M(AUD) non-dilutive funds, a range of awards, and progressed development of the technology to where it is to date.

Also speaking at this location at 7:30 pm is Behrokh Abbasnejad.

About Jazzy Cafe & Bar

We are all about getting people together to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and exist to bring you wholesome, fresh, delicious food and ethically sourced coffee in a funky jazz themed environment, which by the way, was once the home of the Queen of the Underground Kate Leigh!

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to find. So we created a new local hangout offering all the things we love – amazing coffee, fresh delicious snacks during the day and a classy cocktail and smooth live jazz music at night.

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Jazzy Cafe Bar is a Covid-safe registered business.

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