Dr Rowena McMullan, MBChB, MRCPCH, FRACP, CCPU

Parenting a new baby is a joyful and exciting journey, but can be overwhelming, particularly if things are not going as smoothly as planned. Rowena is a passionate and dedicated consultant neonatal paediatrician who has provided advice and guidance to thousands of families through the challenging early months of parenting. Her specialist training in the care of babies provides evidence-based excellence in family-centred care.


She believes it is a privilege to be a part of a family’s early journey and is delighted to be a part of the team at Goals Bondi Junction.


Recognising that babies often have more urgent needs than other ages, she aims to see families quickly – please contact the office staff for urgent appointments. 

Rowena’s areas of expertise include:

  • Health, growth and developmental follow up, including babies at higher risk of problems (e.g. pre-term, small or with medical problems)

  • Feeding, nutrition and gut health

  • Sleep and settling concerns

  • Routine checks for well babies

  • Assessment of infants with acute medical problems

  • Consultations during pregnancy

Rowena completed undergraduate training in the UK in 2000, and subsequently undertook general paediatric training both in the UK and Australia. She completed subspecialty training in neonatology through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network in 2014 and has worked as a staff specialist at RPA NICU since then. In that time, she has acquired extensive experience in caring for infants, from critically unwell babies in emergency and intensive care settings, to running long-term health and developmental clinics. Her own 2 children have also provided much useful experience! 

 Rowena is completing her PhD at the University of Sydney looking at markers of long-term cardiovascular health in babies born small or preterm. She also loves to swim and trains in taekwondo with her sons.