Pip graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Public Health in 2018, specialising in sexual and reproductive health and epidemiology. She gained experience as a research assistant at the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, working for the Victorian State Trauma and Victorian Lung Cancer Registries, and subsequently joined SPHERE in 2019 as a PhD candidate. Pip has also been involved in research using multimedia to deliver information about the emergency contraceptive pill to young people.
With SPHERE, Pip’s research is focused on the design of effective decision aids for broadening women’s contraceptive choice in general practice and pharmacy.
Edwina has Bachelor Medicine & Surgery and Bachelor of Applied Science from The University of Sydney. She has worked clinically in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology for over 10 years, both in the United Kingdom and Australia, and completed the membership exams of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2014. She has clinical research experience in the field of reproductive health and is a Lecturer at The University of Sydney, coordinating units for the Masters of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Jess completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2019, where she specialised in Gender and Global Health. For her Master thesis, she designed and conducted a qualitative evidence synthesis on women’s perceptions and experiences of reproductive coercion. She has previously worked as a Policy Officer on family violence workforce development for the Victorian Department of Education and Training and in client services at Marie Stopes Australia, aiding the provision of sexual and reproductive health services. Jess joined SPHERE in 2020 as a PhD candidate, where her research is focused on piloting and evaluating nurse-led models of care to increase access to medical termination of pregnancy.
Tara Dev is a medical student who has just completed her fourth year at Monash University. She is taking a break in her degree to complete a Bachelor of Medical Science Honours degree with SPHERE. She has a strong interest in both general practice and women's health. Tara's research is focusing on women's opinions on whether or not the contraceptive pill should be available over the counter
Rose is currently completing a Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine degree at Monash University. She has interests in medical research, public health and medical education. In 2020, Rose joined the SPHERE team to work on the EXTEND-PREFER project, investigating the co-design of an education intervention to increase uptake of long acting reversible contraception in women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.