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

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
PEARL: Promoting EArly intervention with men’s use of violence in ReLationships through primary care Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Antibody to PfEMP1: role in immunity to malaria in children and pregnant women Professor Stephen Rogerson Medicine and Radiology
Australians’ expectations of personal genomics: the GeNIOz project Paediatrics
Bone strength in young healthy females, older patients with low-trauma fracture and older healthy adults: peripheral quantitative computed tomography based finite element analysis Prof. John D Wark Medicine and Radiology
Building Early Attachment and Resiliance (BEAR) - an early intervention for parents and infants Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Cognitive Health Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Does weekly iron supplementation increase iron uptake in pregnant Vietnamese women, and improve maternal and infant health? Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs Medicine and Radiology
Family Violence Index Victoria Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Fetal Welfare Assessment Prof Shaun Brennecke  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Genetics Education and Health Research Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Gynaecology Research Centre Professor Peter Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Healthy Ageing Program Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Medicine and Radiology
Hickey Research Group Obstetrics and Gynaecology
I-DECIDE: Trial of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Imaging Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Improving Vitamin D status and related health in young women: The Safe-D study – Part B Prof. John D Wark Medicine and Radiology
Innate immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes Professor Stephen Rogerson Medicine and Radiology
International and Immigrant Health Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs
Medicine and Radiology
Investigating current and future education and training needs of the Australian workforce in genomic medicine Paediatrics
Is there a role for adipose (fat) tissue in malaria? Dr Elizabeth Aitken Medicine and Radiology
Labour & Delivery Dr Penny Sheehan  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Lifestyle and Prevention Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Mental Health Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Mercy Hospital Perinatal Research Group Professor Sue Walker
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Multimorbidity in Ageing Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Musculoskeletal and Bone Health Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Not The Only One: An Online Database of Survivor Stories From Women Experiencing Domestic Violence Dr Laura Tarzia General Practice
Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group Martha Lappas
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pre-eclampsia - Eclampsia Prof Shaun Brennecke Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prenatal testing: a longitudinal study - the PeTALS project Dr Jan Hodgson Paediatrics
Preterm Labour Dr Harry Georgiou Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Primary Care Specific Information and Support Line: improving the response to women and children Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
PROSPER: PRevalence Of unwanted Sexual contact: Pursuing Early Recognition Dr Laura Tarzia General Practice
Quality of Life Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
RADD: Relationships And Digital Devices in adolescent dating Dr Cynthia Brown General Practice
Researching Abuse and Violence: RAVE Professor Kelsey Hegarty
General Practice
Rogerson Laboratory: Pathogenesis of malaria and immunity in children and pregnant women Professor Stephen Rogerson
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Women's Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN) Dr Helen Haines Rural Health
Safe Mothers, Safe Babies - Promoting safety and early parenting in high-risk relationships Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Adolescence Professor Meredith Temple-Smith General Practice
The MUM SIZE Study Professor David Story
Medicine and Radiology
The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit Dr Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Translational Obstetrics Group Professor Stephen Tong
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Vascular Health Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
WITH: Women’s Input to a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Women's Health
Women's Healthy Ageing Project Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology