Dr Marnie Rowan graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from Curtin University in 1989. She studied Medicine at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 2000 with MBBS (Hons).
Marnie completed her general practice training in 2008 and qualified as a lactation consultant (IBCLC) in 2013. She has a private breastfeeding medicine practice at the Elizabeth Clinic with an interest in management of breastfeeding in the presence of mental health problems and she works closely with local lactation consultants, perinatal psychiatrists, obstetricians, paediatricians and clinical psychologists to achieve the best outcomes for mothers and babies. Marnie also works in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women in Perth, Western Australia. She is committed to educating medical students and doctors about the importance of breastfeeding and the management of common breastfeeding problems. Marnie worked as a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association from 2000-2009. She was employed at the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at UWA from 2007-2013 and continues to work collaboratively with HHLRG. Marnie has been a member of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) since 2007 and ABM Australia/New Zealand Regional Co-ordinator since 2010.
Marnie loves to sing!