Claire Rogers

RoundedCrnNoAlexOn course to complete her PhD (International Health) with Curtin University, Western Australia in 2018, Claire has ten years’ experience of working and studying in the fields of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Family Planning and International Health since 2008. As an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient, Claire’s PhD research focuses on women’s and girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Nepal. Upon submission of her thesis, she looks forward to seeking opportunities to work in SRHR within humanitarian crisis and post-crisis settings, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region.

Claire has experience in SRHR project development, implementation and evaluation, and specializes in qualitative research within vulnerable populations. Her fieldwork experience has included extensive time in Nepal and within refugee and migrant communities in Australia. While completing her PhD, Claire also works as a Research Associate and Sessional Academic with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and the Centre for International Health at Curtin University. In her role as an SRHR Consultant, Claire has worked as a Research Advisor with Marie Stopes Nepal, Kathmandu. Claire is also Queensland Representative and Social Media Representative for the International Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

My role within the global  health community affords me the opportunity to be an advocate and facilitator  for positive, tangible and sustainable change. I definitively and passionately believe that sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental human rights and should be afforded to all.’

Areas of professional interest

  • Women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in:
    • low- and middle-income countries
    • humanitarian crisis and post crisis settings
    • migrant and refugee contexts
  • Contraception and family planning
  • Safe abortion access and rights

READ Claire’s latest article in Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal: Abortion and Reproductive Health in The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster: The Case of Nepal

CHAT with Claire at the upcoming International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda where she will be presenting her research – Abortion in Nepal: A qualitative study on post-abortion access to contraception and sexual and reproductive health information

READ Claire’s latest journal article in The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health CareAccess to contraception and sexual and reproductive health information post-abortion: a systematic review of literature from low- and middle-income countries

LISTEN to Claire’s interview with Marcela Ramirez on the Words For Good podcast: Family Planning is Future Planning

READ Claire’s OpEd in NewsDeeply, Women and Girls Hub: Crisis and Conflict: Nepal Quakes Leave Women’s Healthcare in Crisis


  • Doctor of Philosophy (International Health) Candidate  Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (current)
  • Master of International Health with Distinction– Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)  University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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