1974 …2021

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Dr Heather Rowe is a health scientist with backgrounds in the biological and psychological sciences and expertise in health promotion and evaluation, specialising 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 was Secretary General of the International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013-2019.


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