In Papua New Guinea, 1500+ women die every year from childbirth-related causes – 80 times higher than in Australia. And these deaths are, mostly, preventable.
Karly works as a Research Officer in the Global Adolescent Health group, with a specific focus on data analysis and epidemiology. Since starting at the Burnet in 2018 Karly has collaborated on several projects, such as Gender Counts, Developing a Profile of Adolescent Health in Myanmar, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequalities in the Asia Pacific report.
Recent contributions to the field of global adolescent health include: - Co-leading the first profile of adolescent health for countries in WHO Eastern Mediterranean region. Integrating data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, primary survey data, and demographic data for health risks & determinants of health, across 22 countries. - Developed and operationalised a reporting framework for Non-communicable diseases across the life-course, in Australia & Indonesia. Published policy briefs for stakeholders.
After completing her Master of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle, Karly relocated to Melbourne and has since held a position at the Centre for Adolescent Health within the Population Health theme, at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. While at MCRI Karly has worked in project management for several years on domestic and international projects: overseeing protocol & survey development, ethics, participant recruitment, engagement & tracing, data management & analysis.
International Association for Adolescent Health Travel Grant – funded by the Australia Indonesia Centre Health Cluster.