MenstrualNeeds Study: Exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and pain

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Michelle Peate 03 8345 3792 Personal web page
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Personal web page

Project Details

Menstrual pain and heavy bleeding are common in young women, can be chronic and debilitating and have significant impacts on the quality of life. In other chronic conditions, such as cancer, research has shown that quality of life can be improved by addressing unmet needs of patients. Yet, for young women (13-19 years of age) with heavy menstrual bleeding and pain, their physical, psychological and social wellbeing needs have not been explored. The goal of this research is to identify areas of need so that interventions can be designed and delivered to improve the experience of these young women and their quality of life.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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.


Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit

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