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 and Mineral Research Group Professor John D Wark
Medicine and Radiology
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
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
Genetics Education and Health Research Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Healthy Ageing Program Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Medicine and Radiology
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
Improving Vitamin D status and related health in young women; the Safe-D study – (part A) Professor John D. Wark Medicine and Radiology
Innate immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes Professor Stephen Rogerson 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
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
Melbourne Medical School
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
Prenatal testing: a longitudinal study - the PeTALS project Dr Jan Hodgson Paediatrics
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
Rogerson Laboratory: Pathogenesis of malaria and immunity in children and pregnant women Professor Stephen Rogerson
Medicine and Radiology
The MUM SIZE Study Professor David Story
Medicine and Radiology
Vascular Health Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Women's Healthy Ageing Project Associate Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology