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Aleena Wojcieszek

Clinical epidemiologist, science communicator, The University of Queensland

Aleena’s research background is in health psychology and clinical perinatal epidemiology specific to reproductive health and decision-making. Her work is focused improving maternal and and newborn health and preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirth.

Aleena worked on the Lancet series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths, published in January 2016, where she co-authored two series papers and drafting the series executive summary. She has also collaborated with the World Health Organization and Norwegian Institute of Public Health to develop global frameworks and customisable technical tools for electronic health registries for maternal and child health – coined eRegistries. Aleena is a Cochrane systematic reviewer and member of the Australasian node of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. She has also worked closely with the International Stillbirth Alliance and is a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee.

Aleena is an Associate Investigator on Australia's NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence (CRE). She completed her PhD on informing clinical practice for care during subsequent pregnancies following a stillbirth in 2019 and co-led the Stillbirth CRE's subsequent pregnancy research stream.


  • –present
    Research Associate, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth


  • 2019 
    The University of Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Epidemiology)
  • 2009 
    The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I)