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Reyhaneh has a Ph.D. (Gender Studies) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Upon graduating with her Ph.D., she worked as a Teaching Fellow at USM for two years (2017-2019). In October 2022, she joined the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) at Monash University Malaysia (MUM). Prior to joining the MUM, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow on abortion law and women’s rights at the National Institute for Population Research (IRAN). She has led and worked on projects on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Social determinants of health, masculinity, men's health behaviors, violence against women, and family- related issues in Iran and Malaysia. Currently, as an Eleos Justice postdoctoral research fellow, she is contributing to the research on death penalty from gender and health perspective. Her research includes gender attitudes towards the death penalty with a particular focus on women on death row and women as co-victims of death penalty, as well as the impact of the death penalty on family members.

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

Gender Studies, PhD, Men's Involvement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science Malaysia)

Aug 2011Sept 2017

Award Date: 29 Sept 2017

Population Studies, MA, University of Tehran


Award Date: 15 Mar 2010

Social Sciences, BA, University of Tehran


Award Date: 19 Feb 2007

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute for Population Research

Feb 2022Sept 2022

Teaching Fellow, Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science Malaysia)

Dec 2017Dec 2019

Research area keywords

  • gender studies
  • Health Behaviour
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • Violence against women
  • Masculinities
  • men's health
  • Social determinants of health
  • fertility awareness, family planning, contraception, infertility, general practice, primary health care
  • Population Health
  • Abortion and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Data analysis, social science methodology
  • Family studies
  • Women's health
  • Women and Imprisonment
  • Women's Rights
  • Death Penalty

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