Past Students - 2018
Emily Bellis | Honours Scholar
I completed my Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne in 2017, and decided to pursue an honours year with the emPoWeR unit under the supervision of Dr Peate.
I am currently working on the MenstrualNeeds project with Anna, looking specifically at the unmet needs of the parents of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and pain, and their perceptions of their daughter’s needs. We hope that our research will inform further investigation in this area and be used to design interventions, ultimately improving the quality of life in this population.
Anna Li | Honours Scholar
I completed my Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne in 2017 and decided to pursue a research project in my honours year with the emPoWeR unit under the supervision of Dr Peate.
My project focuses on exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and/or pain. I have been working closely with Emily on this project and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience so far. As it is a qualitative study, we hope that our research will contribute to a deeper understanding on the experiences of these girls and ultimately help improve their quality of life.
Greer Waters | Honours Scholar
I completed my Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne in 2016 and I am currently undertaking an honours year with the emPoWeR unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
My research project explores how we present information about fertility preservation to parents of children receiving a cancer diagnosis as well as evaluating a fertility decision aid for families. It has been an immensely rewarding experience so far and I ultimately hope that this research will contribute to improved onco-fertility information resources for these families.
Tessa Clegg | MDRP Student
I am a Doctor of Medicine student at the University of Melbourne. As part of my final year research project, I am supervised by Dr Peate in collaboration with Dr Raelia Lew and Dr Karin Hammarberg (at VARTA) to investigate knowledge and attitudes of female university students towards elective egg freezing. I chose this project because I am interested in fertility education and the social context in which modern women must make decisions regarding their fertility.
Driving my own project has been a steep learning curve, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the support of the emPoWeR Unit.