Posted by Alex Marshall
It was a pleasure to listen to this presentation by Paul who became a member during November 2021. At the outset he stated that he was delighted to be a part of such a talented and energetic group of individuals. Furthermore, he modestly downplayed his life's journey when compared with the struggles experienced by others in the Club. After a stable childhood and schooling in Camberwell he commenced the study of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1973. The usual intern jobs were followed by training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology including some time working in the U.K.
He commenced practice as an obstetrician and gynaecologist with an appointment at the Monash Medical Centre during the early 1980's. At this point, he paid tribute to his wife, Caralyn, who was an enormous support and essentially ran the family for many years because of his work commitments.

President Mark Ellis, Paul Shekleton & Alex Marshall
Somewhat serendipitously he developed an interest and ultimately expertise in obstetric ultrasound culminating in his appointment as the Director of the Foetal Diagnostic Unit at the Monash Medical Centre. The audience was then enthralled by an account, together with images, outlining the development of obstetric ultrasound together with some of the intra-uterine procedures that have become almost routine. Many questions followed and there were a few light-hearted moments when he demonstrated some obstetric forceps. The talk was quite jocular at  times and highlighted by Paul's self-deprecating humour.
It was indeed a most enjoyable evening and Paul is already contributing enthusiastically to many of our Club's activities.