Dr Fiona Cousins is a post-doctoral research scientist at The Ritchie Centre in the Hudson Institute. She also holds an adjunct position at Monash University. Dr Cousins research interests include the endometrium, menstruation and endometrial disorders including endometriosis, endometrial cancer and heavy menstrual bleeding. Her current research projects are focused on the immunomodulation of the peritoneal environment in women with endometriosis and identifying new targets for endometriosis treatment.
Dr Cousins has a keen interest in women's health advocacy and awareness, in particular menstrual health advocacy. She actively promotes menstrual health awareness.
Dr Cousins completed a BSc in Reproductive Biology in 2007 at The University of Edinburgh, a MSc in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 at Edinburgh Napier University and a PhD in Clinical Sciences and Community Health in 2014 at The University of Edinburgh.