Evaluating the use, impact and ongoing sustainability of maternal and newborn health training programs in LMIC of immediate newborn care programs in the Asia-Pacific region

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Caroline Homer caroline.homer@burnet.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Joshua Vogel joshua.vogel@burnet.edu.au Personal web page
Dr Michelle Scoullar michelle.scoullar@burnet.edu.au

Summary This project will allow the student to gain experience in global maternal and perinatal health epidemiology, systematic review and quantitative analysis methodologies, with a view to a scientific publication and pursuing a PhD.

Project Details

There are a number of maternal and newborn health training programs now being implemented across the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). These include essential newborn care, emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC), the Helping Babies Breathe/Helping Mothers Survive programs from Laerdal Global Health and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). It is not known as the extent or penetration of these initiatives in different regions or countries and the medium to long term sustainability and impact.

The Maternal and Child Health Program has a number of student projects available relating to research on improving our understanding of the impact of emergency and in-service training in LMICs.

The student will work with the Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health Group at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne (primarily desk-based research). This project will allow the student to gain experience in global maternal and perinatal health epidemiology, systematic review and quantitative analysis methodologies, with a view to a scientific publication and pursuing a PhD.



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Honours application

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