Postnatal complications among women in Papua New Guinea

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Chris Morgan +61392822110 Personal web page
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Alyce Wilson -

Project Details

The period immediately after childbirth (postpartum period) is the time of highest risk of death for women in settings such as Papua New Guinea (PNG). Despite this, the postpartum period is far less well studied that the pregnancy and delivery points in the life-course. The Burnet-led Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies research program has a unique dataset collected from prospective observation of 700 mothers in rural PNG from first antenatal care to 12 months after childbirth.

This project would allow a student to gain experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis tailored to international health development usages. It would also help build knowledge regarding the current health policies for pregnancy and how well the prevalence of complications in the postpartum PNG women aligns with policy and practice. The analysis would produce evidence of immediate usefulness to Burnet’s future health development programs targeting the postnatal period, and to policy-makers in PNG more broadly.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

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

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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