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PhD Scholarship - Evaluation of a community pharmacy intervention that promotes the safe and effective use of contraceptive medicines amongst women at high risk of unintended pregnancyMonash University
PhD Scholarship - Evaluation of a community pharmacy intervention that promotes the safe and effective use of contraceptive medicines amongst women at high risk of unintended pregnancy Job No.: 625233 Employment Type: Full-time Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free stipend, at the current value of $29,500 per annum 2021 full-time rate, as per the Monash Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend www.monash.
edu/study/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/research-training-program-scholarshipscholarship-details . Be inspired, every day Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available to evaluate a community pharmacy intervention that promotes the safe and effective use of contraceptive medicines amongst women at high risk of unintended pregnancy. This PhD project is part of the ALLIANCE trial, a multi-university, multi-disciplinary and international collaboration funded by the Medical Research Future Fund.
The aim of the ALLIANCE trial is to improve the health and wellbeing of women in Australia by promoting the safe and effective use of contraceptive medicines amongst those at high risk of unintended pregnancy (i.e. women seeking the emergency contraceptive pill or early medical abortion in settings such as rural and regional communities).
The trial will determine whether expanding community pharmacists’ scope of practice to include the delivery of high quality, structured, patient-centred, effectiveness-based contraceptive counselling and a referral to a contraceptive provider results in a subsequent increase in use of effective contraception amongst these women and reduced unintended pregnancy. This PhD project will be focused on the process evaluation for the ALLIANCE trial, which will involve both quantitative and qualitative methods. The aim of the evaluation is to understand which components of the ALLIANCE intervention worked, the impact of the intervention on pharmacists’ practice, the factors that can assist in the scale-up of the intervention, and women’s views regarding their experiences of the ALLIANCE approach.
The ALLIANCE trial sits within a program of research being undertaken by Professor Mazza in SPHERE, a NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care. This is the first dedicated Centre to lead research that is aimed at improving the quality, safety, and capacity of primary health care services to achieve better outcomes in women’s sexual and reproductive health. Students working under SPHERE will be supported by Professor Mazza's research team, which consists of Post Docs, PhD students, academic registrars and honours students.
They will also have the opportunity to be part of a large, multidisciplinary, collaborative team of investigators, w....