Associate Professor Kirsten Black

Joint Head of Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology, Associate Professor
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Central Clinical School

Telephone 61 2 9515 7696
Fax 61 2 9515 3359

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Selected grants

2013

  • Improving the Evidence to inform the Health System's response to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting; Varol N, Black K, Hyett J, Fraser I; Department of Health and Ageing (Federal)/Health System Capacity.
  • Reducing maternal mortality in the Solomon Islands through improved professional and community understanding of the role of family planning; Black K, Jeffery H; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • The impact of preconceptual care on pregnancy outcomes in women with diabetes; Black K; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.
  • Pain mechanisms in endometriosis; Fraser I, Black K, Markham R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Developing Interventions to improve Post-Natal contraception in Papua New Guinea; Black K; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2010

  • Anatomical and structural nature of endometrial polyps: a study exploring the role of mast cell and other inflammatory cells in polyp formation; Fraser I, Black K, Berbic M; Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society Ltd/Research Grant.
  • How does surgery alone or surgery with hormonal treatment alter nerve fibre density in the functional layer of endometrium of women with endometriosis?; Cooper M, Black K, Tokushige N; Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society Ltd/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Yang, J., Black, K. (2014). Medical students in gynaecology clinics. The Clinical Teacher, 11(4), 254-258. [More Information]
  • Black, K. (2014). Re: Immediate post-partum insertion of intrauterine contraception and implants: A review of the safety and guidelines for use by Mwalwanda CS and Black KI. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2013; 53: 331-337. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(2), 192-193. [More Information]
  • Buhling, K., Zite, N., Lotke, P., Black, K. (2014). Worldwide use of intrauterine contraception: a review. Contraception, 89(3), 162-173. [More Information]
  • Berbic, M., Ng, C., Black, K., Markham, R., Russell, P., Basten, A., Fraser, I., Hey-Cunningham, A. (2013). A Novel Pilot Study of Endometrial Stromal Cells and Immune Cell Populations in Sentinel Uterine-Draining Lymph Nodes During the Menstrual Cycle and in Endometriosis. Reproductive Sciences, 20(11), 1339-1348. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Bateson, D., Harvey, C. (2013). Australian women need increased access to long-acting reversible contraception. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(5), 317-318. [More Information]
  • El-Hamarneh, T., Hey-Cunningham, A., Berbic, M., Al-Jefout, M., Fraser, I., Black, K. (2013). Cellular immune environment in endometrial polyps. Fertility and Sterility, 100(5), 1364-1372. [More Information]
  • Wattimena, J., Pelosi, M., Cheney, K., Green, T., Black, K. (2013). Factors affecting length of stay for women presenting with early pregnancy complications to a public hospital emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(1), 22-27. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Lotke, P., Lira, J., Peers, T., Zite, N. (2013). Global survey of healthcare practitioners' beliefs and practices around intrauterine contraceptive method use in nulliparous women. Contraception, 88(5), 650-656. [More Information]
  • Mwalwanda, C., Black, K. (2013). Immediate post-partum initiation of intrauterine contraception and implants: a review of the safety and guidelines for use. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(4), 331-337. [More Information]
  • de Costa, C., Douglas, H., Black, K. (2013). Making it legal: abortion providers' knowledge and use of abortion law in New South Wales and Queensland. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(2), 184-189. [More Information]
  • Douglas, H., Black, K., de Costa, C. (2013). Manufacturing mental illness (and lawful abortion): Doctors' attitudes to abortion law and practice in New South Wales and Queensland. Journal of Law and Medicine, 20(3), 560-576.
  • Richards, A., Black, K., Pather, S. (2013). Persistent molar pregnancy in an ectopic tubal pregnancy treated with laparoscopic surgery: A case report. International Journal of Case Reports and Images, 4(4), 220-223. [More Information]
  • Rassi, A., Wattimena, J., Black, K. (2013). Pregnancy Intention in an Urban Australian Antenatal Population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(6), 568-573. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Roberts, C., Black, K., Mellis, C. (2013). Senior medical student perceived ability and experience in giving peer feedback in formative long case examinations. BMC Medical Education, 13(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Lotke, P., Buhling, K., Zite, N., Translating Research into Action (INTRA) group, T. (2012). A review of barriers and myths preventing the more widespread use of intrauterine contraception in nulliparous women. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 17(5), 340-350. [More Information]
  • Harvey, C., Bateson, D., Wattimena, J., Black, K. (2012). Ease of intrauterine contraceptive device insertion in family planning settings. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(6), 534-539. [More Information]
  • Lee, Y., Roberts, C., Dobbins, T., Stavrou, E., Black, K., Morris, J., Young, J. (2012). Incidence and outcomes of pregnancy-associated cancer in Australia, 1994–2008: a population-based linkage study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 119(13), 1572-1582. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Fraser, I. (2012). Medical management of endometriosis. Australian Prescriber, 35(4), 114-117.
  • Black, K., Haber, P., Lintzeris, N. (2012). Offering incentives to drug-using women to take up contraception: The ethical and clinical issues. Addiction, 107(7), 1361-1362. [More Information]
  • Chapman-Konarska, R., Mellis, C., Burgess, A., Black, K. (2012). Teaching professionalism in the medical program. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 6(1), 6-9.
  • Burgess, A., Black, K., Chapman-Konarska, R., Clark, T., Roberts, C., Mellis, C. (2012). Teaching skills for students: our future educators. The Clinical Teacher, 9(5), 312-316. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Fraser, I. (2012). The burden of health associated with benign gynecological disorders in low-resource settings. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 119(Suppl 1), S72-S75. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Stephens, C., Haber, P., Lintzeris, N. (2012). Unplanned pregnancy and contraceptive use in women attending drug treatment services. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(2), 146-150. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Black, K. (2011). Factors motivating Clinical Training Associates (CTAs) to work with medical students. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 5, 39-41.
  • Black, K., Kubba, A. (2011). Non-hormonal Contraception. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, 21(4), 103-106. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Sakhaei, T., Garland, S. (2010). A study investigating obstetricians' and gynaecologists' management of women requesting an intrauterine device. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(2), 184-188. [More Information]
  • Tokushige, N., Russell, P., Black, K., Barrera, H., Dubinovsky, S., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). Nerve fibers in ovarian endometriomas. Fertility and Sterility, 94(5), 1944-1947. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Gupta, S., Rassi, A., Kubba, A. (2010). Why do women experience untimed pregnancies? A review of contraceptive failure rates. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 24(4), 443-455. [More Information]
  • Black, K. (2009). Developments and challenges in emergency contraception. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 23(2), 221-231. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Manconi, F., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Fertility and Sterility, 92(3), 1104-1106. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Kubba, A. (2008). Non-oral contraception. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, 18(12), 324-329.
  • Black, K., Mercer, C., Kubba, A., Wellings, K. (2008). Provision of emergency contraception: a pilot study comparing access through pharmacies and clinical settings. Contraception, 77(3), 181-185. [More Information]
  • Vucic, S., Black, K., Baldassari, L., Tick Chong, P., Dawson, K., Cros, D. (2007). Long-term effects of intravenous immunoglobulin in CIDP. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(9), 1980-1984. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Hey-Cunningham, A., Berbic, M., Ng, C., Black, K., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). Immune cell populations in sentinel uterine-draining lymph nodes of women with endometriosis. Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland: Society for Gynaecological Investigation.
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Ng, C., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland: Society for Gynaecological Investigation.

2014

  • Yang, J., Black, K. (2014). Medical students in gynaecology clinics. The Clinical Teacher, 11(4), 254-258. [More Information]
  • Black, K. (2014). Re: Immediate post-partum insertion of intrauterine contraception and implants: A review of the safety and guidelines for use by Mwalwanda CS and Black KI. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2013; 53: 331-337. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(2), 192-193. [More Information]
  • Buhling, K., Zite, N., Lotke, P., Black, K. (2014). Worldwide use of intrauterine contraception: a review. Contraception, 89(3), 162-173. [More Information]

2013

  • Berbic, M., Ng, C., Black, K., Markham, R., Russell, P., Basten, A., Fraser, I., Hey-Cunningham, A. (2013). A Novel Pilot Study of Endometrial Stromal Cells and Immune Cell Populations in Sentinel Uterine-Draining Lymph Nodes During the Menstrual Cycle and in Endometriosis. Reproductive Sciences, 20(11), 1339-1348. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Bateson, D., Harvey, C. (2013). Australian women need increased access to long-acting reversible contraception. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(5), 317-318. [More Information]
  • El-Hamarneh, T., Hey-Cunningham, A., Berbic, M., Al-Jefout, M., Fraser, I., Black, K. (2013). Cellular immune environment in endometrial polyps. Fertility and Sterility, 100(5), 1364-1372. [More Information]
  • Wattimena, J., Pelosi, M., Cheney, K., Green, T., Black, K. (2013). Factors affecting length of stay for women presenting with early pregnancy complications to a public hospital emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(1), 22-27. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Lotke, P., Lira, J., Peers, T., Zite, N. (2013). Global survey of healthcare practitioners' beliefs and practices around intrauterine contraceptive method use in nulliparous women. Contraception, 88(5), 650-656. [More Information]
  • Mwalwanda, C., Black, K. (2013). Immediate post-partum initiation of intrauterine contraception and implants: a review of the safety and guidelines for use. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(4), 331-337. [More Information]
  • de Costa, C., Douglas, H., Black, K. (2013). Making it legal: abortion providers' knowledge and use of abortion law in New South Wales and Queensland. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(2), 184-189. [More Information]
  • Douglas, H., Black, K., de Costa, C. (2013). Manufacturing mental illness (and lawful abortion): Doctors' attitudes to abortion law and practice in New South Wales and Queensland. Journal of Law and Medicine, 20(3), 560-576.
  • Richards, A., Black, K., Pather, S. (2013). Persistent molar pregnancy in an ectopic tubal pregnancy treated with laparoscopic surgery: A case report. International Journal of Case Reports and Images, 4(4), 220-223. [More Information]
  • Rassi, A., Wattimena, J., Black, K. (2013). Pregnancy Intention in an Urban Australian Antenatal Population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(6), 568-573. [More Information]
  • Burgess, A., Roberts, C., Black, K., Mellis, C. (2013). Senior medical student perceived ability and experience in giving peer feedback in formative long case examinations. BMC Medical Education, 13(1), 1-5. [More Information]

2012

  • Black, K., Lotke, P., Buhling, K., Zite, N., Translating Research into Action (INTRA) group, T. (2012). A review of barriers and myths preventing the more widespread use of intrauterine contraception in nulliparous women. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 17(5), 340-350. [More Information]
  • Harvey, C., Bateson, D., Wattimena, J., Black, K. (2012). Ease of intrauterine contraceptive device insertion in family planning settings. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(6), 534-539. [More Information]
  • Lee, Y., Roberts, C., Dobbins, T., Stavrou, E., Black, K., Morris, J., Young, J. (2012). Incidence and outcomes of pregnancy-associated cancer in Australia, 1994–2008: a population-based linkage study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 119(13), 1572-1582. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Fraser, I. (2012). Medical management of endometriosis. Australian Prescriber, 35(4), 114-117.
  • Black, K., Haber, P., Lintzeris, N. (2012). Offering incentives to drug-using women to take up contraception: The ethical and clinical issues. Addiction, 107(7), 1361-1362. [More Information]
  • Chapman-Konarska, R., Mellis, C., Burgess, A., Black, K. (2012). Teaching professionalism in the medical program. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 6(1), 6-9.
  • Burgess, A., Black, K., Chapman-Konarska, R., Clark, T., Roberts, C., Mellis, C. (2012). Teaching skills for students: our future educators. The Clinical Teacher, 9(5), 312-316. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Fraser, I. (2012). The burden of health associated with benign gynecological disorders in low-resource settings. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 119(Suppl 1), S72-S75. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Stephens, C., Haber, P., Lintzeris, N. (2012). Unplanned pregnancy and contraceptive use in women attending drug treatment services. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(2), 146-150. [More Information]

2011

  • Burgess, A., Black, K. (2011). Factors motivating Clinical Training Associates (CTAs) to work with medical students. International Journal of Clinical Skills, 5, 39-41.
  • Black, K., Kubba, A. (2011). Non-hormonal Contraception. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, 21(4), 103-106. [More Information]

2010

  • Black, K., Sakhaei, T., Garland, S. (2010). A study investigating obstetricians' and gynaecologists' management of women requesting an intrauterine device. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(2), 184-188. [More Information]
  • Hey-Cunningham, A., Berbic, M., Ng, C., Black, K., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). Immune cell populations in sentinel uterine-draining lymph nodes of women with endometriosis. Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland: Society for Gynaecological Investigation.
  • Tokushige, N., Russell, P., Black, K., Barrera, H., Dubinovsky, S., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). Nerve fibers in ovarian endometriomas. Fertility and Sterility, 94(5), 1944-1947. [More Information]
  • Black, K., Gupta, S., Rassi, A., Kubba, A. (2010). Why do women experience untimed pregnancies? A review of contraceptive failure rates. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 24(4), 443-455. [More Information]

2009

  • Black, K. (2009). Developments and challenges in emergency contraception. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 23(2), 221-231. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Manconi, F., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Fertility and Sterility, 92(3), 1104-1106. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Ng, C., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland: Society for Gynaecological Investigation.

2008

  • Black, K., Kubba, A. (2008). Non-oral contraception. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, 18(12), 324-329.
  • Black, K., Mercer, C., Kubba, A., Wellings, K. (2008). Provision of emergency contraception: a pilot study comparing access through pharmacies and clinical settings. Contraception, 77(3), 181-185. [More Information]

2007

  • Vucic, S., Black, K., Baldassari, L., Tick Chong, P., Dawson, K., Cros, D. (2007). Long-term effects of intravenous immunoglobulin in CIDP. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(9), 1980-1984. [More Information]

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