Women's Health

Women’s Health research examines common health issues that affect the health and wellbeing of women and aims to optimise health and wellbeing. Our research utilizes a wide range of basic, clinical and epidemiological approaches in obstetrics and gynaecology to further understand a variety of common conditions including complications of pregnancy, reproductive health (particularly heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, menopause and women’s cancers) and is multidisciplinary in scope

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
Abnormal Placental Stem Cells And Their Role In Human Pregnancy Pathologies Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
An assessment and Validation of screening tools for Sleep Apnea in Singleton and Multiple Pregnancy Megan Rees Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics PhD students
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Defining the role of embryo implantation failure in infertility and IVF success. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Discovering the targets of drugs that stop malaria parasites invading red blood cells Paul Gilson Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Early detection of Cognitive decline – Factors at 45 that predict cognitive decline over 70 Andrew Hua Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Elucidating the role of SPINT1 in placental insufficiency Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students
EndoNeeds: Investigating the unmet physical, psychological and social needs of Australian women with endometriosis. Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Fertility preservation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors Jennifer Marino Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Heart Health in Women: Role of Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Erin Howden Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health PhD students, Honours students
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Investigating the basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium Gerald Murray Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Iron and Fatigue Monique Stagnitti Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Most Bothersome Symptom: a new research outcome in women with endometriosis Martha Hickey Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Osteosarcopenia assessment in resource-limited settings Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Quantitative imaging in dementia Patricia Desmond Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Relationship between the microbiome and female infertility. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll: Young people and risk behaviours Megan Lim Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Sexting, porn, and Tinder: An investigation of education and health promotion Megan Lim Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Studying novel proteins in preeclampsia Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Honours students
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
The prognosisdiagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Understanding the burden and consequences of Mycoplasma genitalium infection Dorothy Machalek Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students
Understanding the cause of human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative cervical cancers in Australian women Gerald Murray Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students
Understanding the genetic basis of lipedema Ramin Shayan Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science