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Professor Robin Bell is a medical epidemiologist with broad-based experience in women's health epidemiology having previously worked at the Research Unit of the Jean Hailes Foundation, the Royal Women's Hospital and the Perinatal Data Collection Unit of the Victorian Department of Human Services. Professor Bell is Deputy Director of the Women's Health Research Program at Monash University and has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts in women's health. Professor Bell is the coordinator of a large prospective cohort study of Victorian women with their first diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. She held a Victorian Cancer Agency Public Health Fellowship between 2011 and 2012 and her breast cancer research has also been supported by grants from the Bupa Health Foundation. She has had extensive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia including being a CI on project grants, a Centre of Clinical Research Excellence and a Partnership grant. Professor Bell has experience with designing, running and analysing randomised trials, cohort studies and case control studies. She oversees the teaching into the undergraduate MBBS program from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Research area keywords

  • Women's Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Breast Cancer

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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 1979 2019

Androgens during the reproductive years, what's normal for women?

Skiba, M. A., Bell, R. J., Islam, R. M., Handelsman, D. J., Desai, R. & Davis, S., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metablism. 104, 11, p. 5382-5392 11 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access

Depressive symptoms and associated factors among Iranian women at midlife: A community-based, cross-sectional study

Azizi, M., Fooladi, E., Bell, R. J., Elyasi, F., Masoumi, M. & Davis, S. R., 1 Oct 2019, In : Menopause. 26, 10, p. 1125-1132 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of testosterone therapy for women: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Islam, R. M., Bell, R. J., Green, S. & Davis, S. R., 11 Jan 2019, In : Systematic Reviews. 8, 1, 5 p., 19.

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Open Access

Hormonal contraceptive use in Australian women: Who is using what?

Skiba, M. A., Islam, R. M., Bell, R. J. & Davis, S. R., 27 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 8 p.

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