Principal Advisor: Professor Gita Mishra


Phone: 07 3346 5224

Research group: Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research

Organisational unit: School of Public Health

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) is an ongoing longitudinal population-based study that examines the health and wellbeing of more than 57,000 women across Australia. ALSWH has been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health since 1996 as a national flagship study, with findings contributing to national policy and practice including the Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030.

Opportunities exist for three UQ funded PhD projects (with stipend) using data collected in ALSWH and related sub-studies. Topics include:

  1. Gynaecological disorders, including endometriosis and fibroids
  2. Mother’s and their Children’s Healthcare Experience Study
  3. Health of women from menarche to pre-menopause
  4. Impact of interpersonal violence and abuse on health and wellbeing

Supervisors will work with candidates to develop a PhD project that is both in line with the candidate’s research interests and fits within the overall scope of the outlined projects. For more information, please visit the ALSWH page.