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Investigating long term health associations of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Improving health care delivery of women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Mental health of women with polycystic ovary syndrome.


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Personal profile


Dr Chau Thien (Jillian) Tay is an endocrinologist and clinical academic. After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Tasmania, she completed her RACP Basic and Advanced Physician Training in Endocrinology rotating though Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin Hospital and Monash Health. Jillian attained her PhD from Monash University in 2021 and has since then continued to pursue her research interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and women's health. Jillian has received several prestigious awards including the Outstanding Abstract Awards from the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in 2020, the AHRA Women's Health Research and Translation Network Early and Mid-Career Researcher Funded Award in 2021, and the Roger Bartop Research Establishment Fellowship from RACP in 2022. She also holds several leadership roles including the Chair of the international Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society (AEPCOS) Early Career Special Interest Group, Chair of the national Centre of Research Excellence in Women's Health in Reproductive Life (CRE WHiRL) Early to Mid-Career Researcher Collective, Co-editor of the AEPCOS newsletter and a member of the CRE WHiRL's Training and Mentoring Committee.

Research interests

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Women's health

Reproductive endocrinology

Translational, implementation and evaluation research

Epidemiology research

Clinical activities

Monash Health Department of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine

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

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, Improving health outcomes of women with polycystic ovary syndrome, MONASH UNIVERSITY

External positions

Endocrinologist, Monash Health

Research area keywords

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Women's Health
  • healthcare improvement science

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