Dr Anju Joham
Anju is an endocrinologist at Monash Health, Melbourne. She has recently established a statewide multidisciplinary Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Service based at Monash Health. She was involved in the guideline development group to provide the updated International Evidence-Based Guideline for the assessment and management of PCOS published in 2018. Anju is a NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She completed her PhD focusing on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, obesity and insulin resistance. In her PhD, Anju was involved in a mechanistic insulin resistance study that examined insulin resistance in lean and obese women with PCOS compared to controls. She also worked with a large epidemiological study, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) in her PhD. Now in her postdoctoral studies, Anju is working with two large longitudinal cohort studies, the ALSWH and the Raine cohort from Western Australia to understand the interplay of body mass index in the development of metabolic, reproductive and psychological sequelae in women with PCOS compared to women without PCOS, with the aim of studying the natural history of PCOS over the reproductive lifespan from adolescence, young adulthood to menopause.