Desireé LaGrappe

La Trobe University, Victoria

PhD research project name: Reproductive Coercion and Abuse: Defining the Domain and Developing a Comprehensive, Validated Prevalence Measure

Desireé is a NHMRC PhD Scholar and Fulbright grantee at La Trobe University’s Judith Lumley Centre. Her research focuses on reproductive coercion and abuse measurement and the roles of primary care and nursing in screening and response. She is a public health nurse clinically accredited in sexual and reproductive health with 15 years’ experience in clinical and community nursing and research within the U.S., Australia and low- to middle-income countries. Desireé has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Nursing/Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.