Post-doctoral research fellow, Western Sydney University

Dr Armour is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University. He received his PhD in 2016 on the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture, and joined Western Sydney University in August 2016. Dr Armour has expertise and experience in developing randomised controlled trials, meta-analysis, surveys, focus groups and mixed methods designs. Dr Armours research funding in the past three years has totalled over $900,000. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles in the last 5 years, most of these focussing on period pain, pelvic pain or endometriosis.

He is a member of the advisory panel on endometriosis for The China-Australia International Research Centre for Chinese Medicine, a member of the Endometriosis Expert Working Group (EEWG) for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and a Clinical Advisory Committee Member for Endometriosis Australia. He was the winner of the 2018 Western Sydney University Research Impact award for his teams work on period pain in young women.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Western Sydney University

Education

  • 2016 
    Western Sydney University, PhD
  • 2009 
    NZ School of Acupuncture, BHSc(Acupuncture)
  • 2003 
    University of Auckland, BSc(Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Improving Menstrual Health Literacy in Young women
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    U by Kotex and Western Sydney University
  • 2017
    Barriers to healthcare access in women with pelvic pain
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
  • 2016
    Acupuncture for Endometriosis
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Menstrual Cycle Research