School of Population and Global Health

Women's Health Research Group

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This group undertakes research into psychosocial aspects of women's health. 

The group works in collaboration with community partners to improve health and well-being for women and to influence policy decisions. 

Its major areas of research are: 

  • family and domestic violence
  • women's reproductive health
  • health of disadvantaged and marginalised women
  • living with chronic and terminal illness.


  • Gausia, K., Fisher, C., Ali, M., Oosthuizen, J., 2009, ‘Depression in pregnancy and suicidal ideation among rural Bangladeshi women: a community-based study’, Archives of Woman's Mental Health (In press)
  • Fisher, C., O’Connor, M., Abel, K., 2008, ‘The role of palliative day care in supporting patients: A therapeutic community space’, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14 (3):117-125
  • Gausia, K., Fisher, C., Ali, M., Oosthuizen, J., 2008, ‘Magnitude and contributory factors of postnatal depression: A community-based cohort study from a rural sub-district of Bangladesh’, Psychological Medicine, 999-1007
  • Fisher, C., Hunt, L., Adamsam, R., Thurston, W., 2007, ‘‘Health’s a difficult beast’: The interrelationship between family and domestic violence and health. The Western Australian situation’, Social Science and Medicine, 65 (8):1742-1750
  • Fisher, C,. Fenwick J., Hauck, Y., 2006, ‘How social context impacts on women fears of childbirth: a Western Australian example’, Social Science and Medicine, 63 (1): 64-75
  • O’Connor, M., Fisher, C., Guilfoyle, A., 2006, ‘Interdisciplinary teams in palliative care: a critical reflection’, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12 (3): 132-137
  • Fisher, C., O’Connor, M., & Guilfoyle, A., 2006, ‘Listening with the third ear and other expertises: A case analysis of social work discourse in the context of the multidisciplinary palliative care team’ Australian Community Psychologist, 18 (2): 7-19

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