Claire is an International Health PhD Candidate (passed, awaiting conferral) and has over a decade’s experience working and studying in the fields of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Family Planning and International Health. As an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient, Claire’s PhD research focused on women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Nepal. She has a Bachelor of Science and was awarded her Master’s in International Health with Distinction in 2012.
Originally from a biomedical science background, for more than a decade Claire has worked in SRHR project development, implementation, research, monitoring and evaluation. Specialising in qualitative research within vulnerable populations, her fieldwork experience has included extensive time in Nepal and within refugee and migrant communities in Australia.
While completing her PhD in International Health, Claire also worked as a Research Associate and Sessional Academic with the International Health Programme and Health Science Faculty at Curtin University. In her role as an SRHR Consultant, she worked as a Research Advisor with Marie Stopes Nepal, Kathmandu. Claire is also Queensland Representative and Social Media Representative for the International Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).
Having recently completed her PhD (passed, awaiting conferral), Claire is currently working as a Research Officer with the International Health Programme at Curtin University and is seeking opportunities to work in SRHR in humanitarian crisis and post-crisis settings.
Areas of professional interest
Safe Abortion Access and Rights ● Contraception and Family Planning ● Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
SRHR and climate change
low- and middle-income countries
humanitarian crisis and post-crisis settings
internally displaced populations, migrant and refugee contexts
Doctor of Philosophy (International Health) Candidate - Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (passed, awaiting conferral)
Master of International Health with Distinction - Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 2012
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2003
Training and Certification
Humanitarian Healthcare Provider Program - Humanitarian U (current)
Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Crisis Situation - Women’s Refugee Commission, 2016
Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard - Humanitarian Leadership Academy, 2016
Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies (Phase I) - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2016
Research Ethics Training Curriculum - FHI 360, 2016