Jacqueline Coombe completed her PhD in Gender and Health at the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing at the University of Newcastle in 2018, having previously completed her Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) with Honours Class I and the University Medal at the same university. Broadly, her research interests lie in sexual and reproductive health, particularly contraceptive use, pregnancy experience and STI management.
To date, her research has largely focused on the non-use of long-acting reversible contraception among young adult women. Dr. Coombe has experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research, although her skills and expertise lie primarily in undertaking qualitative research. She has a particular interest in the use of free-text comments collected in health surveys as qualitative data. Dr. Coombe is currently working as a Research Officer on a NHMRC Partnership Grant which aims to develop a model for strengthening chlamydia case management in general practice.