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PhD student opportunity- Healthy Happy Beginnings project

Student News
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group is offering an outstanding opportunity for a PhD student to evaluate an innovative project Healthy Happy Beginnings (HHB) providing community-based group pregnancy care and information for Karen women from Burma.

Providing group pregnancy care, information and support to refugee background women. Is it feasible and sustainable and meeting the needs of women, families and services?

About the role

The Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group is offering an outstanding opportunity for a PhD student to evaluate an innovative project Healthy Happy Beginnings (HHB) providing community-based group pregnancy care and information for Karen women from Burma. The program has been developed in response to evidence of poor access to services, limited health literacy and social isolation experienced by families of refugee background. HHB is informed by community consultation, co-designed by stakeholders, and is being implemented as a demonstration project in Wyndham.

The student will develop an evaluation framework for the program to determine the acceptability of HHB to families and the service providers; feasibility and sustainability of the program; and examine women’s health literacy as a primary outcome.

Applications close

Friday 8th May

Further information

Interested applicants should contact Dr Jane Yelland or Dr Elisha Riggs: