Dr Claire Rogers

An international humanitarian and development professional, Claire holds a PhD in International Health and has over a decade’s experience working and studying in the fields of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Family Planning and Global Health. As an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient, Claire’s PhD research focused on women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Nepal.


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).

While awaiting the conferral of her PhD in 2019, Claire worked as a Sessional Academic and Research Officer with the International Health Programme at Curtin University. Claire is currently working in West Africa.

Areas of professional interest

Gender and Protection ● Safe Abortion Access and Rights ● Contraception and Family Planning ● Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

  • low- and middle-income countries

  • humanitarian crisis and post-crisis settings

  • internally displaced populations, migrant and refugee contexts


  • Doctor of Philosophy (International Health) - Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 2019

  • 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

  • BSAFE - United Nations Department of Saftey and Security (UNDSS), 2019

  • Managing Gender-Based Violence Programmes in Emergencies - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2016, 2019

  • Humanitarian Healthcare Provider Program - Humanitarian U / McGill University, 2019

    - Humanitarian Framework

    - Public Health in Emergencies

    - Clinical Cases in Emergencies

    - Disaster Management in Emergencies

    - Humanitarian Emergency Management

  • 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

  • Research Ethics Training Curriculum - FHI 360, 2016

photo credit: David Alexander / FP Voices