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
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
Defining the essential functions of red blood cell modifying proteins in malaria parasites Paul Gilson Infectious Diseases Honours students
Defining the role of embryo implantation failure in infertility and IVF success. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Epigenomic remodelling of immunity by reproductive and sex-hormones Boris Novakovic Paediatrics PhD students
Exploring the effects of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on diversity of circulating genotypes Reza Haqshenas Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Honours students
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Functional role of VEZT over expression in endometrium Jacqueline Donoghue Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Heart Health in Women: Role of Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Erin Howden Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health PhD students
Identification of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis human papillomavirus associated cancer Gerald Murray Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Improving women’s knowledge of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors following the diagnosis of a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Anthea Lindquist Obstetrics and Gynaecology Master of Biomedical Science
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Investigating the basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium Gerald Murray Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Most Bothersome Symptom: a new research outcome in women with endometriosis Martha Hickey Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Quantitative imaging in dementia Patricia Desmond Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Regulation of Placental Growth Factor in pregnancy complications Fiona Brownfoot Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Honours students
Relationship between the microbiome and female infertility. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Roles of mammary adipose macrophages in breast cancer Adrian Achuthan Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll: Young people and risk behaviours Megan Lim Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Sexting, porn, and Tinder: An investigation of education and health promotion Megan Lim Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Craig Morton Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Studying novel proteins in preeclampsia Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Honours students
Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
The long term outcomes of children of pregnancies complicated by diabetes Anthea Lindquist Obstetrics and Gynaecology Master of Biomedical Science
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
Understanding the burden and consequences of Mycoplasma genitalium infection Dorothy Machalek Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students
Understanding the genetic basis of lipedema Ramin Shayan Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research
Using parasite and vector serosurveillance to inform malaria elimination Freya Fowkes Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research