Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use

Research Opportunity
PhD students
Department / Centre
Paediatrics
Location
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu jessika.hu@mcri.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Melissa Wake melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au Personal web page

Summary Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use

Project Details

More than 80% of pregnant women receive a prescribed medicine during their pregnancy. For many medicines it is unknown whether there are important impacts on fetal and childhood outcomes from in-utero exposure. Within the consented ‘Generation Victoria’ cohort, targeting all 160,000 births over two years beginning in 2021 at all 70 birthing hospitals in the state of Victoria, this PhD candidate will assist to address the research challenges of prescribed medicines during pregnancy and early infants and the related impact on children’s health outcomes. When considered with GenV’s outcomes data, this unique evidence base can quantify the impacts on mother and offspring of variation in prescribed medicine during pregnancy, including both under- and over-utilisation, at the individual and policy level. This project offers immense opportunities to establish a career with leadership in pharmacovigilance and pregnancy health research.



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine



Research Opportunities

PhD students
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

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Department / Centre

Paediatrics

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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