The Gender and Women’s Health team undertake qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research, and have particular expertise in participatory health research, qualitative evidence synthesis, and causal and longitudinal epidemiological analysis.  We have strong credentials in community engagement and in contributing to the translation of research into change in policy and practice.

Research Team

Prof Olena Hankivsky, Chair, Gender and Equity

A/Prof Cathy Vaughan, Deputy Unit Head, Gender and Women's Health

A/Professor Bec Bentley, Principal Research Fellow, Social Epidemiology

Dr Ali Barr, Research Fellow, Social Epidemiology

Dr Meghan Bohren, Lecturer, Gender and Health

Ms Shahinoor Akter, Research Fellow in Global Maternal Health

Erika Martino, Research Fellow, Health Housing

Dr Suzanne Mavoa, Senior Research Fellow. Environment and Health

Dr Ankur Singh, Research Fellow, Social Epidemiology

Claire Sullivan, Research Assistant

Dr Lila Moosad, Research Fellow

Jeanine Hourani, Research Assistant


We conduct impactful, policy-relevant research with collaborators from universities across Australia, and in the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia.  We also work in partnership with government agencies, non-government and community-based organisations, and UN agencies.  In addition to the academic literature, our research is often cited in policy documents, submissions to government, and the media.


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