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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.


  • Women's Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Breast Cancer

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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 1979 2018

A systematic review of intravaginal testosterone for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy

Bell, R. J., Rizvi, F., Islam, R. M. & Davis, S. R., 1 Jun 2018, In : Menopause. 25, 6, p. 704-709 6 p.

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Bothersome menopausal symptoms amongst postmenopausal Iranian women

Fooladi, E., Bell, R. J., Masoumi, M., Azizi, M., Atarod, Z. & Davis, S. R., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Climacteric. 8 p.

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Identification of the Gender-Specific Health Needs of Women Following Lung Transplantation

Robertson, E. E., Bell, R. J., Robinson, P. J., Snell, G., Levvey, B., Whitford, H. M., Harris, J. & Davis, S. R., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Women's Health. 27, 4, p. 485-491 7 p.

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Moderate to severe vasomotor and sexual symptoms remain problematic for women aged 60 to 65 years

Gartoulla, P., Worsley, R., Bell, R. J. & Davis, S. R., 1 Nov 2018, In : Menopause. 25, 11, p. 1331-1338 8 p.

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