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Dr Karin Hammarberg is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She is a Registered Nurse with 20 years experience as clinical co-ordinator of IVF programs. Her PhD research examined the experience of birth and mothering after assisted conception. Karin's main research interests are fertility and preconception health promotion; the psychosocial aspects of infertility and infertility treatment; health and development of children born as a result of assisted conception; infertility care in resource-constrained settings, and women's health in midlife.

External positions

Senior Research Officer, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)

15 Sep 2011 → …

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 1987 2019

Assisted reproductive technologies are associated with limited epigenetic variation at birth that largely resolves by adulthood.

Novakovic, B., Lewis, S., Halliday, J., Kennedy, J., Burgner, D. P., Czajko, A., Kim, B., Sexton-Oates, A., Juonala, M., Hammarberg, K., Amor, D. J., Doyle, L. W., Ranganathan, S., Welsh, L., Cheung, M., McBain, J., McLachlan, R. & Saffery, R., 2 Sep 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 12 p., 3922.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Community participation in health research: an ethnography from rural Swaziland

Brear, M. R., Hammarberg, K. & Fisher, J., 27 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Promotion International. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cumulative live birth rates following a ‘freeze-all’ strategy: a population-based study

Li, Z., Wang, A. Y., Bowman, M., Hammarberg, K., Farquhar, C., Johnson, L. & Sullivan, E. A., 5 Mar 2019, In : Human Reproduction Open. 2019, 2, 9 p., hoz004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Don’t count on freezing ovarian tissue to delay menopause or stop your biological clock

Hammarberg, K. & Rombauts, L., 8 Aug 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

2 Citations (Scopus)

Fertility facts, figures and future plans: an online survey of university students

Prior, E., Lew, R., Hammarberg, K. & Johnson, L., Dec 2019, In : Human Fertility. p. 283-290 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review