Nabreesa Murphy

Youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and disaster risk reduction in the Pacific

List of Supervisors:

Dr Meghan Bohren, Gender and Women’s Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Peter Azzopardi, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital

Title of your PhD:

Youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and disaster risk reduction in the Pacific

Abstract:

Youth experience multiple challenges to fulfilment of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including gender inequality, socio-cultural stigma regarding sexuality, and a lack of youth engagement at policy level. The increasing frequency and intensity of disasters in the Pacific increase the likelihood of youth SRHR being disproportionately affected, as existing challenges are exacerbated in disasters. This PhD proposes to explore the impacts of disasters on youth SRHR and identify opportunities for youth engagem

Bio:

Nabreesa is a PhD candidate at the Gender and Women’s Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Nabreesa worked as a clinical doctor before leaving to complete a Master of Public Health, driven by her interests in health equity and social justice. Her passion lies at the intersections of gender, health and human rights, particularly with respect to sexual and reproductive health and rights.