Natalia Novikova, MM, PhD, MRCOG, is an obstetrician and gynaecologist. She is currently working at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Dr Novikova has worked in Ukraine, Sweden, and South Africa in the past. She obtained her medical degree from the National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine. She read her Masters of Medicine degree on the mechanism of action of emergency contraception at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. The topic of her PhD (which she got from the National Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine) was infections and preterm birth. Her main research interests are infections during pregnancy, high-risk obstetrics and reproductive health.