About us

SPHERE is driving better sexual and reproductive health outcomes for women through primary care.

Our story

The SPHERE Centre of Research Excellence seeks to improve awareness, availability and access to sexual and reproductive health services for all Australian women. Learn how we advocate for more equitable access to contraception, abortion and preconception care services, particularly in rural and regional areas, using a primary care-led model.

Our people

Meet our multidisciplinary team: the investigators, advisors, research fellows, staff and students behind our research program.

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Connect with our team of researchers who are addressing evidence gaps in women's sexual and reproductive healthcare in Australia.

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Review our key areas of focus within women’s sexual and reproductive health research, including:

Workforce support

We develop innovative strategies so that the Australian primary care workforce can meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of women in Australia.

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New models of care

We develop and trial alternative ways of providing abortion and contraception services to make them more accessible, especially in rural and regional areas of Australia.

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Addressing consumer needs

Understanding the needs and preferences of women is important when co-designing interventions that can help women achieve their individual reproductive goals.

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Using data to advance knowledge

Health data sets are useful in gaining insights into the state of women's sexual and reproductive health in Australia and identifying gaps in service provision.

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