Dr Melissa Harris

University of Newcastle, New South Wales

Dr Melissa Harris is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Women’s Health Research at the University of Newcastle. She is the co-lead for the Centre for Women’s Health Research’s Worldwide Wellness of Mothers and Babies (WWOMB) program and has expertise in contraceptive use and family planning across the reproductive life course in both high and low- and middle-income countries. She is a former ARC DECRA recipient, and her current program of work draws together research strengths in chronic disease and contraceptive use and access as well as research methods by examining the contraceptive decision-making practices of Australian women of reproductive age with chronic disease.

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