Research Fellows

Dr Zhiwei Xu

Dr Zhiwei Xu

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Zhiwei Xu is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. His main research interests are the associations of sociodemographic factors, body weight and health behaviours, and reproductive factors with non-communicable diseases, and the impacts of climate change on human health.

Email: zhiwei.xu@uq.edu.au

Dr Louise Wilson

Dr Louise Wilson

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Louise Wilson is an early-career epidemiologist, completing a PhD at the University of Queensland in women’s health in 2019. While doing her PhD, she worked part-time at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute doing research on cancer prevention. Prior to this, Louise had an extensive career in program planning and implementation in the Australian government across the health, aged care, housing and education sectors.

Email: l.wilson8@uq.edu.au

 

Dr Mridula Bandyopadhyay

Dr Mridula Bandyopadhyay

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Mridula Bandyopadhyay is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Her PhD in Public Health focused on how social determinants of health influenced maternal and child health. She has worked in Australia and several Asia-Pacific countries in women’s health in various settings, including government, universities, and not-for-profit organisations. Her interests are in immigrant and refugee health, health services strengthening and delivery, and research translation and application.

Email: mridulab@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Karin Hammarberg

Dr Karin Hammarberg

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Karin Hammarberg is a Registered Nurse with 20 years’ experience as clinical coordinator of IVF programs. She completed a PhD in 2006 is now Senior Research Fellow at Monash University and Senior Research Officer at the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority. Her main areas of research interests are women’s health; health promotion relating to fertility and preconception health; the psychosocial aspects of infertility and infertility treatment; and the health and development of children born as a result of assisted conception.

Email: karin.hammarberg@monash.edu

Dr Karin Stanzel

Dr Karin Stanzel

Research Fellow

Dr Karin Stanzel (RN, RM, BHSs, MPH, PhD), is a Research Fellow at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Dr Stanzel sees equality and equity for women as one of the most important global health issues and believes that collaboration is key. Her PhD examined the health literacy and health care needs in midlife among migrant women from low and middle income countries. Dr Stanzel’s work with CRE WaND focuses on the translation of the Centre’s research findings.

Email: karin.stanzel@monash.edu

 

Professional Staff

Megan Ferguson

Megan Ferguson

Research Program Manager

Australian Women and Girls’ Health Research Centre, UQ School of Public Health

As Research Program Manager for the Australian Women and Girls’ Health Research Centre (AWaGHR Centre). Megan provides operational oversight of legal and financial aspects of the CRE activities.

Email: m.ferguson@sph.uq.edu.au

 

 

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