Professor Gita Mishra

University of Queensland, Australia

Professor Gita Mishra is a founding Director of the Australian Women and Girls’ Health Research (AWaGHR) Centre. Within the centre, she leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (CRE WaND) and the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) a national flagship study since 1996. Since 2012 she has also led and developed the International collaboration for a Life course approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events(InterLACE). Professor Gita Mishra’s main research area is life course epidemiology and women’s health. She is the first Professor of Life Course Epidemiology at the University of Queensland. She was subsequently awarded an ARC Future Fellowship (2013-2017), a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (2017-2021), and is currently an NHMRC Leadership Fellow (Level 3; 2022-26). In 2017, she was elected as a board member for the European Menopause and Andropause Society; received honorary membership of Sigma International, a global nursing organisation; and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS). In 2022 she received the RANZCOG award for Excellence in Women’s Health. Professor Mishra is internationally recognized for her expertise in epidemiology and women’s health across the life course.

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