From causes to cures: Improving health outcomes for women’s gynaecology and reproductive health

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research
Department / Centre
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Location
Royal Women’s Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Peter Rogers parogers@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Meaghan Griffiths meaghan.griffiths@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Dr Jacqueline Donoghue jacqueline.donoghue@unimelb.edu.au

Summary Nearly all women during their reproductive years (typically 12-50 years of age) will see their gynaecologist for benign gynaecological problems. These include common disorders such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and menstrual disturbances due to contraception. Each of these problems can have a significant negative impact on physical, psychological, and reproductive health as well as quality of life and work productivity. Despite the significant healthcare, social and quality of life costs of benign gynaecological issues, research into these problems has been limited, with little advancement in novel treatments over the past 20 years. Our group has a large patient network and an established biobank of gynaecological patient samples available for analysis. This project will investigate genes and gene pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of benign gynaecological conditions and aims to identify new therapeutic targets and diagnostic possibilities for patients.

Project Details

Nearly all women during their reproductive years (typically 12-50 years of age) will see their gynaecologist for benign gynaecological problems.  These include common disorders such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and menstrual disturbances due to contraception. Each of these problems can have a significant negative impact on physical, psychological, and reproductive health as well as quality of life and work productivity. Despite the significant healthcare, social and quality of life costs of benign gynaecological issues, research into these problems has been limited, with little advancement in novel treatments over the past 20 years.
Our group has a large patient network and an established biobank of gynaecological patient samples available for analysis. This project will investigate genes and gene pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of benign gynaecological conditions and aims to identify new therapeutic targets and diagnostic possibilities for patients.

School Research Themes

Women's Health, Infectious Diseases and Immunity



Research Opportunities

PhD students, 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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Gynaecology Research Centre - Rogers Group

Research Node

Royal Women’s Hospital

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