Aleena's research is broadly in clinical perinatal epidemiology. Her work is focused on improving mothers' and babies' health and preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth.
Aleena worked on the Lancet series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths, published in January 2016, where she co-authored two series papers and 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 works with the International Stillbirth Alliance and is a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee Executive. She is an Associate Investigator on Australia's NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth and co-leads its pregnancy after loss research program. She is currently completing her PhD on informing clinical practice for care during subsequent pregnancies following a stillbirth.