Professor Heather Jeffery

Chair of International Maternal and Child Health
Public Health, School of Public Health
Office of Medical Education (OME)

A27 - Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

Research interests include

Classification, causes and prevention of maternal, perinatal and infant death including Sudden Unexpected Death Infancy in low, middle and high income countries.

Perinatal infection

Methods of translating evidence into clinical and preventive practice

Current national competitive grants*

2012

A community-based cluster randomized controlled trial in rural Bangladesh to evaluate the impact of the use of iron/folic acid supplements early in pregnancy on the risk of neonatal mortalityBACKGROUND An effective program of antenatal iron/folic ac
Dibley M, Arifeen S, Agho K, Khan J, Rasheed S, Biggs B, Jeffery H, Huda T
NHMRC Project Grants ($2,458,840 over 4 years)

2011

SEA-URCHIN: South East Asia - Using Research for Change in Hospital-acquired Infection in Neonates
Green S, Jeffery H, Lahra M, McDonald S, Laopaiboon M, McKenzie J, Lumbiganon P
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants ($258,773 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

Thailand. (University Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand) Chief Investigator of NHMRC funded collaborative project in 4 countries in SE Asia. Goal is to reduce neonatal mortality due to infection. Project title is:SEA URCHIN South East Asia - Using Research for Change in Hospital acquired Infection in Neonates Country Collaborators/Investigators: Prof Pagakrong Lumbiganon Prof Pisake Lumbiganon, Dean A/Prof Malinee Laopaiboon A/Prof Junya Jirapradithta Dr Pakaphan Kiatchoosakun Dr Woronart Chandrakachorn Dr Sakulrat Srirojana.
Philippines. (University of the Philippines) Chief Investigator NHMRC funded collaborative project in 4 countries in SE Asia. Goal is to reduce neonatal mortality due to infection. Project title is:SEA URCHIN South East Asia - Using Research for Change in Hospital acquired Infection in Neonates.
Malaysia. (Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang Medical College) Director Universiti Sains Malaysia University of Sydney (USMUS) Postgraduate Program 2006 to 2010 Currently collaborative research with Universiti Sains Malaysia (Professor Hans Von Rostenberghe) and Penang Medical College (Professor Jackie Ho)(below).