Dr Ka Lai (Clara) Shek is Chinese and born and raised in Hong Kong. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong, she started specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tuen Mun Hospital in the New Territories, a tertiary institution serving a population of more than one million. She undertook subspecialty training in Urogynaecology at the same location and became an accredited Urogynaecologist in Hong Kong in 2005. Dr Shek came to Australia in 2006 to undertake a PhD in Medicine with the University of Sydney. The subject of her thesis was the effects of childbirth on the pelvic floor. She completed her thesis and was awarded her PhD in 2010. Her research interests include pelvic floor imaging, the effects of childbirth on pelvic floor structure and function and slings and mesh implants used in pelvic reconstructive surgery. Currently she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal and is Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Western Sydney University.
In 2012 she was appointed as senior lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney. In 2013 Dr Shek was apointed as Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the University of Western Sydney, Liverpool and Campbelltown campuses.
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