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Dr Molly Johnston is an early career researcher with multi-disciplinary expertise across empirical social science, bioethics, and health policy analysis. Molly has a background in reproductive science but her current research falls within the intersection between social science, bioethics, and regulation.

Molly is currently working on projects that address the ethical, social, and regulatory aspects of technology innovation in human reproduction, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), egg freezing, disposition and donation, and the use of machine learning for embryo selection in assisted reproduction.

Molly has presented at 20+ academic/industry meetings, with seven of these international and six by invitation. She frequently contributes to industry forums and public discussions spanning print, radio, podcasts, and television, on matters related to (in)fertility, egg freezing, and egg donation.

Monash teaching commitment

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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