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 Danusha Jayawardana

Dr Danusha Jayawardana

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Danusha Jayawardana is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health at the University of Queensland. Her interest areas are in health economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on mental health and wellbeing of women.

Email: d.jayawardana@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 Monira Hussain

Dr Monira Hussain

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Monira Hussain (MBBS, MPH, PhD), is a clinical epidemiologist currently working as a Senior Research Fellow (Clinical) at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Her research interest involves exploring the metabolic and inflammatory factors in musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis and low back pain. She developed extensive expertise in epidemiological methods, designing and implementing large scale studies, data linkage studies, monitoring programmes.

 Email: monira.hussain@monash.edu

 

Professional Staff

Reshika Chand

Reshika Chand

Project Coordinator

Ms Reshika Chand is based at the Centre of Longitudinal and Life Course Research at the University of Queensland. She has a background in research support across various areas in health research. Reshika provides support in the day-to-day running of the CRE.

Email: r.chand@uq.edu.au

 

Megan Ferguson

Megan Ferguson

Research Program Manager

Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research, UQ School of Public Health

As Research Program Manager for the Centre of Longitudinal and Life Course Research, Megan provides operational oversight of legal and financial aspects of the CRE activities.

Email: m.ferguson@sph.uq.edu.au

 

 

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