Dr Marjan Khajehei

Senior Research Fellow
Westmead Clinical School

Member of China Studies Centre

Telephone +61 437 793 398

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Biographical details

Marjan holds Bachelor's and Master's degree in Midwifery and a PhD in Public Health. She has over 20 years experience working in the area of women's and newborn's health in clinical, educational and research capacities.Currently, she is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and works as Clinical Midwifery Consultant at Westmead Hospital.

She has wide expertise in mixed-methods research and more than a decade experience in designing, coordinating, conducting and monitoring clinical trials across contract research organisations(CROs), non-profit organisations, hospitals and academic settings. She has also contributed to the voluntary peer-review of scientific papers submitted for publication in scholarly journals. These experiences have enabled her to contribute to the development and application of several study designs and data collection methods.She has mentored many clinical staff to develop research questions, design study and conduct the research. Further to her research skills, she has extensive experience in attracting grants, both nationally and internationally.

Research interests

Women's Health

Mental Health

Sexology

Awards and honours

  • Recognised Reviewer Award

From Journal of Herbal Medicine, Elsevier 2017

  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing

From Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Elsevier 2016

  • Certified Sentinel of Science Award

Top 10 percent of reviewers 2016, The Publons Board

  • Recognised Reviewer Award

FromJournal of Midwifery, Elsevier, for outstanding contribution to reviewing scientific papers, 2015

  • Merit-based Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CIPRS)

Curtin University, Western Australia 2010-2013

  • The John J. Sciarra IJGO Prize Paper Award

‘Best Clinical Research Article from a Low/Middle Income Country in 2009’, International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

In the media

·“Sexual dysfunction common after childbirth but not discussed, study finds”. ABC NEWS Online.

17th June 2015.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-02/sexual-dysfunction-after-child-birth-australian-study-finds/6515310

·“Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on heavy menstrual bleeding”. VistaSearch: Expert Speak Interviews. December 2015

http://www.vitasearch.com/CP/experts/KhajeheiMAT2015-11-01.pdf

·“Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Ginger Therapy”. Staying Healthy Today interview. December 2015

http://www.stayinghealthytoday.com/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-and-ginger-therapy/

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Khajehei, M., Assareh, H. (2018). Labour pain relief in women with assisted conception and its effects on labour and birth outcomes. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(4), 239-247. [More Information]
  • Khajehei, M., Doherty, M. (2018). Women's experience of their sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth: A qualitative survey. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(5), 318-328. [More Information]
  • Chua, S., Gupta, S., Curnow, J., Gidaszewski, B., Khajehei, M., Khajehei, M., Diplock, H. (2017). Intravenous iron vs blood for acute post-partum anaemia (IIBAPPA): A prospective randomised trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2018

  • Khajehei, M., Assareh, H. (2018). Labour pain relief in women with assisted conception and its effects on labour and birth outcomes. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(4), 239-247. [More Information]
  • Khajehei, M., Doherty, M. (2018). Women's experience of their sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth: A qualitative survey. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(5), 318-328. [More Information]

2017

  • Chua, S., Gupta, S., Curnow, J., Gidaszewski, B., Khajehei, M., Khajehei, M., Diplock, H. (2017). Intravenous iron vs blood for acute post-partum anaemia (IIBAPPA): A prospective randomised trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 1-7. [More Information]

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