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

Dr Cathy Vaughan

Acting 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
Liz Gill-Atkinson , Research Assistant
Dr Humaira Maheen, Research Fellow, Gender and Health
Sarah Khaw, Research Assistant
Dr Ankur Singh, Research Fellow, Social Epidemiology
Dr Yara Jarallah, Research Fellow, Violence against Women


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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