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Dr Heather Rowe is a health scientist with backgrounds in the biological and psychological sciences and expertise in health promotion in the perinatal period. Her program of research positions women's mental health in its social, economic, cultural and political contexts and recognises gender disadvantage as a key determinant. She conducts clinical and community-based trials of existing and innovative interventions. Outcomes of her work include development, evaluation, knowledge exchange and implementation of evidence-based mental health promotion programs. She has supervised more than twenty postgraduate student research projects to completion. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Breastfeeding Journal, Associate Editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, and a regular reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals. She is Secretary General of the International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology .

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Research Output

Let’s not forget endometriosis and infertility amid the covid-19 crisis

Rowe, H. & Quinlivan, J., 2 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 41, 2, p. 83-85 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Assessing emotional aspects of midwives’ intrapartum care: Development of the emotional availability and responsiveness in intrapartum care scale

Leinweber, J., Creedy, D. K., Rowe, H. & Gamble, J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Midwifery. 74, p. 84-90 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Comparison of major depression diagnostic classification probability using the SCID, CIDI, and MINI diagnostic interviews among women in pregnancy or postpartum: An individual participant data meta-analysis

Levis, B., McMillan, D., Sun, Y., He, C., Rice, D. B., Ankur, K., Wu, Y., Azar, M., Sanchez, T. A., Chiovitti, M. J., Bhandari, P. M., Neupane, D., Saadat, N., Riehm, K. E., Imran, M., Boruff, J. T., Cuijpers, P., Gilbody, S., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Kloda, L. A. & 64 others, Patten, S. B., Shrier, I., Ziegelstein, R. C., Comeau, L., Mitchell, N. D., Tonelli, M., Vigod, S. N., Aceti, F., Alvarado, R., Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Bakare, M. O., Barnes, J., Beck, C. T., Bindt, C., Boyce, P. M., Bunevicius, A., Castro e Couto, T., Chaudron, L. H., Correa, H., de Figueiredo, F. P., Eapen, V., Fernandes, M., Figueiredo, B., Fisher, J. R. W., Garcia-Esteve, L., Giardinelli, L., Helle, N., Howard, L. M., Khalifa, D. S., Kohlhoff, J., Kusminskas, L., Kozinszky, Z., Lelli, L., Leonardou, A. A., Lewis, B. A., Maes, M., Meuti, V., Radoš, S. N., García, P. N., Nishi, D., E-Andjafono, D. O. L., Robertson-Blackmore, E., Rochat, T. J., Rowe, H. J., Siu, B. W. M., Skalkidou, A., Stein, A., Stewart, R. C., Su, K-P., Sundström-Poromaa, I., Tadinac, M., Tandon, S. D., Tendais, I., Thiagayson, P., Töreki, A., Torres-Giménez, A., Tran, T. D., Trevillion, K., Turner, K., Vega-Dienstmaier, J. M., Wynter, K., Yonkers, K. A., Benedetti, A. & Thombs, B. D., 1 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 28, 4, 11 p., e1803.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age

Tran, T., Hammarberg, K., Ryan, J., Lowthian, J., Freak-Poli, R., Owen, A., Kirkman, M., Curtis, A., Rowe, H., Brown, H., Ward, S., Britt, C. & Fisher, J., 2019, In : Aging and Mental Health. 23, 7, p. 887-896 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parents’ use of mobile computing devices, caregiving and the social and emotional development of children: a systematic review of the evidence

Beamish, N., Fisher, J. & Rowe, H., 1 Apr 2019, In : Australasian Psychiatry. 27, 2, p. 132-143 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)