Sophie Kedzior

Sophie Kedzior

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently undertaking a PhD in Medicine under the supervision of Associate Professor Alice Rumbold, Dr. Zohra Lassi, and Professor Vivienne Moore. The title of my PhD is "Beyond Biomedical Conceptualisations: Social connectedness and positive relationships as protective factors for Adolescent Reproductive Health and Wellbeing". I am a member of the Lifecourse and Intergenerational Health Group, Robinson Research Institute. 

The focus of my research is on positive and holistic approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, expanding beyond biological markers of reproductive health to include emotional and social outcomes such as the influence of interpersonal relationships. I also have an interest in health equity, especially related to reproductive health services (such as IVF) and reproductive autonomy with a specific interest in gender equality. 

 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Lassi, Z., Kedzior, S., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2019). Effects of preconception care and peri-conception interventions on maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews.
    2019 Kedzior, S., Bianco-Miotto, T., Breen, J., Diener, K. R., Donnelley, M. W., Dunning, K. R., . . . Rumbold, A. R. (2019). It takes a community to conceive: an analysis of the scope, nature and accuracy of online sources of health information for couples trying to conceive. Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online.
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    2019 Lassi, Z., Kedzior, S., & Bhutta, Z. (2019). Community-based maternal and newborn educational care packages for improving neonatal health and survival in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019(11).
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    2019 Lassi, Z., Kedzior, S., Das, J., & Bhutta, Z. (2019). PROTOCOL: Effects of preconception care and periconception interventions on maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15(1-2).
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Teaching Assistant - Reproductive Health Matters 

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian Association for Adolescent Health Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2018 - 2018 Pregnancy, Babies and Children's Expo Public Community Engagement Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 Availability and accuracy of online resources for couples trying to conceive: How to communicate conception and fertility messages effectively Robinson Research Institute's Symposium 2017 Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide Australia

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