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
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict preeclampsia Fiona Brownfoot Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Honours 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 new biomarkers and therapeutic targets in heart failure Morag Young Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Defining the essential functions of red blood cell modifying proteins in malaria parasites Paul Gilson Infectious Diseases Honours students
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
From causes to cures: Improving health outcomes for women’s gynaecology and reproductive health Peter Rogers 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
Identifying circadian clock and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) interactions in heart disease Morag Young Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
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 a Unique Dwelling Space for New Mothers and Babies Samuel Menahem Paediatrics PhD students
Quantitative imaging in dementia Patricia Desmond Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
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 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 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