What maternal health trials are conducted in low- and middle-income countries?

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Location
Burnet Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Joshua Vogel joshua.vogel@burnet.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Caroline Homer caroline.homer@burnet.edu.au
Dr Tari Turner tari.turner@burnet.edu.au

Summary In this project, a student will conduct a systematic review of published trials on maternal health topics conducted in low- and middle-income countries.

Project Details

Well-performed randomised controlled trials are a robust design that can be used to evaluate the benefits and harms of the effects of different interventions. They can also be used to in implementation research contexts to determine the most effective strategies for improving the use of interventions. While the volume of maternal health research published increases every year, there has not yet been a review of where and on what maternal health conditions these trials are conducted, and whether the research conducted aligns the burden of maternal health morbidity and mortality in these countries.

In this project, a student will conduct a systematic review of published trials on maternal health topics conducted in low- and middle-income countries. The student will work with the Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health Group at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne (primarily desk-based research). This project will allow the student to gain experience in global maternal and perinatal health epidemiology, systematic review and quantitative analysis methodologies, with a view to a scientific publication.


School Research Themes

Data science, health metrics and disease modeling



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research
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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Research Node

Burnet Institute

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