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
A pilot trial of innovative communication approaches in clinical care to promote health literacy for women with low English proficiency Dr Jane Yelland General Practice PhD
Abnormal Placental Stem Cells And Their Role In Human Pregnancy Pathologies Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Advancing vaccine development for infectious diseases: bioinformatics, antibody engineering, immunoassay development and human cohort studies Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Analysis of gene regulations on gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells Dr Ruili Li
Professor John Hutson
Paediatrics Honours
Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Cassandra Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Associations between domestic violence in pregnancy and women’s and their subsequent children’s outcomes Ashlee Smith
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
Biomarkers of human papillomavirus-related cancers Alyssa Cornall Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Defining the regulators of embryo implantation to facilitate IVF success Peter Rogers Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing and commercialising new diagnostic tests for tropical infectious diseases Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing epigenetic biomarkers and treatments for the pregnancy disorder preeclampsia. Peter Rogers
Eva Dimitriadis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing field-based tools and health systems for malaria elimination Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Early detection of cognitive decline and disease Stephen Campbell Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Eggsurance? Making decisions about elective egg freezing Michelle Peate
Martha Hickey
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Endometriosis: Characterising genetic risk, disease pathogenesis and unexplored therapeutic opportunities. Sarah Holdsworth-Carson
Jacqui Donoghue
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
EndoNeeds: exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of Australian women with endometriosis Michelle Peate
Jennifer Marino
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Epigenetic regulators of endometrial cancer as new treatment targets to halt metastatic spread. Peter Rogers
Eva Dimitriadis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Examining neuropsychological trajectories using data collected from a longitudinal study Alex Gorelik Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Experiences and priorities of women living with ovarian cancer Jennifer Marino
Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Group pregnancy care for women of refugee background: a qualitative study examining the experiences of multidisciplinary provider teams Dr Jane Yelland General Practice PhD, Masters by Research
Group Pregnancy Care: improving access, health literacy and social inclusion Elisha General Practice PhD, Masters by Research
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, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Maternal metabolic disturbances, inflammation, and poor nutrition and their impact on pregnancy outcomes Philippe Boeuf Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How is hair cortisol related to mother's mental health and wellbeing over time? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
Identification of novel vaccine targets that induce protective immunity against malaria Gaoqian Feng Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating maternal tolerance and pregnancy complications to develop biomarkers and treatment options. Peter Rogers
Ellen Menkhorst
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating the effects of GM-CSF and M-CSF derived human macrophages on phagocytosing P. falciparum infected erythrocytes and cytokine production Adrian Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Iron and Fatigue Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Life-long exposures for Healthy Ageing Alex Gorelik Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Lifestyle Factors for Healthy Ageing Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Jennifer Marino
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD
Malaria drug resistance in the Asia Pacific region Freya Fowkes Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
MenstrualNeeds Study: Exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and pain Michelle Peate
Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Multimorbidity and ageing women Alex Gorelik Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Physical Activities for Healthy Ageing Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Postnatal complications among women in Papua New Guinea Chris Morgan
Alyce Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Honours
Predicition of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Preventing gestational diabetes Martha Lappas
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Psychological distress associated with gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa Simon Knowles
Lara McCartney
Psychiatry PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Restacking The Odds: Understanding The Barriers And Solutions To Antenatal Care Participation Sharon Paediatrics PhD
Risk factors for Violence in Australian Women – A twenty year follow up Study Melissa Coulson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Serial Evaluation of Cardiac and Vascular Function in Preeclampsia: Full Recovery or Persistent LV Contractile Impairment? Joanne Said Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research
Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer Jennifer Marino
Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Social and physical activities in ageing women Melissa Coulson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Supporting fertility presentation decisions in women with breast cancer Michelle Peate
Lesley Stafford
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
The effect of anxiety on cardiovascular risk in healthy ageing women Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The human microbiome in gut, oral and mental health Julian G Simmons
Psychiatry PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
The prognosis/diagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. Bill Kalionis
Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Timely antenatal care for women and newborns in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) Chris Morgan
Michelle Scoullar and Alyce Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Honours
Understanding the genetic basis of lipedema Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Unexplained recurrent miscarriage and effect of commonly used treatments: effects in immune cells and endometrial receptivity. Peter Rogers
Ellen Menkhorst
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Unravelling the genetic cause of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Elena Tucker
Andrew Sinclair
Paediatrics PhD, Honours
Validating a generic mood question in a large cohort of Australian women Prof Lynn Kemp
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
Vitamin D deficiency and balance Cassandra Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
What does it cost to do research with women experiencing adversity? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
What kind of antibody response to women need to be protected from placental malaria? Elizabeth Medicine and Radiology Honours