A portion of our work related to the aetiology and management of non-communicable disease is undertaken in the area of Women’s Health:

  • Our Cancer Epidemiology researchers aim to understand cancer aetiology, with a particular focus on how reproductive factors are involved in the development of women’s cancers, and factors associated with patterns of care and survival.
  • Using data from the long running Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) study our researchers focus on the health of women, largely during early and mid-adulthood (e.g., maternal and child health and menopausal health), examining our understanding of how various factors (such as sex differences, reproductive factors, behaviours, overweight and obesity, dementia, abuse and area of residence) contribute to risk of non-communicable disease.
  • Expanding on the wealth of research and outcomes generated by ALSWH, the International collaboration for a Life course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events (InterLACE) study aims to improve international and cross-cultural comparisons in women’s health; and our NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (CRE WaND) looks to move beyond reproductive and sexual health to encompass and prioritise the prevention and detection of non-communicable diseases.