PhD candidate, Department of General Practice and SPHERE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care
Principal Supervisor: Prof Danielle Mazza
Associate Supervisor: Dr Asvini Subasinghe
Jess completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2019, where she specialised in Gender and Global Health. For her Master thesis, she designed and conducted a qualitative evidence synthesis on women’s perceptions and experiences of reproductive coercion. She has previously worked as a Policy Officer on family violence workforce development for the Victorian Department of Education and Training and in client services at Marie Stopes Australia, aiding the provision of sexual and reproductive health services. Jess joined the Department of General Practice and SPHERE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care in 2020 as a PhD candidate, where her research is focused on piloting and evaluating nurse-led models of care to increase access to medical termination of pregnancy in general practice.