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Dr Jessica Botfield is a clinician-researcher with research and clinical expertise in sexual and reproductive health. She is a Senior Research Fellow with the SPHERE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care at Monash University, and a Senior Research Officer at Family Planning Australia. Jessica is a qualitative and mixed method researcher and brings to her research and collaborations her experiences as a researcher and a nurse working in academic, clinical and not-for-profit organisation roles. Her research interests focus on promoting equitable access to contraception, particularly through nurse- and midwifery-led models of contraceptive care. Jessica was awarded the ASHA Young Leader Award in 2018 in recognition of her contributions to sexual health, and a Monash University Future Leader Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2024.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Engaging migrant and refugee young people with sexual and reproductive health care, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Award Date: 11 Feb 2019

Master of Public Health, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Award Date: 14 Aug 2012

Master of International Public Health, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Award Date: 14 Aug 2012

Bachelor of Nursing, University of Technology (UTS) Sydney

Award Date: 22 Mar 2011

External positions

Senior Research Officer, Family Planning NSW

Registered Nurse, Family Planning NSW

Adjunct Lecturer, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Research area keywords

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Contraception
  • Postpartum
  • Abortion
  • Nursing
  • Reproductive health
  • Women's health
  • Health services research

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