Jessica Botfield


Accepting PhD Students


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Jessica joined SPHERE, the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care, as a Research Fellow in February 2021. At SPHERE she is involved in the ORIENT study (ImprOving Rural and regIonal accEss to long acting reversible contraceptioN and medical abortion through nurse-led models of care, Tasksharing and telehealth), the AusCAPPS study (the Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support), and coordinating the Women's SRH COVID-19 Coalition. Jessica is also a Senior Research Officer and Registered Nurse at Family Planning NSW, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW. Jessica was awarded her PhD in February 2019, exploring the engagement of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds with sexual and reproductive health care. She is a qualitative and mixed method researcher, and has experience working in academic, NGO and clinical settings. Her research interests focus primarily on sexual and reproductive health and rights (in particular contraception, unintended pregnancy and abortion, and promoting equitable access to information and services for these), nurse-led models of care and service provision, and the design and evaluation of health services. 

External positions

Senior Research Officer, Family Planning NSW

Registered Nurse, Family Planning NSW

Adjunct Lecturer, University of New South Wales

Research area keywords

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Contraception
  • Cervical screening
  • Abortion and Reproductive Health Rights


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