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Senior Research Fellow, Global and Women's Health, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Karin is a Registered Nurse with 20 years experience as clinical co-ordinator of IVF programs. She completed her PhD in 2006. Her main areas of research interest are the psychosocial aspects of infertility and infertility treatment including donor conception and surrogacy; health and development of children born as a result of assisted conception; infertility care in resource-constrained settings; fertility and preconception health promotion; the transition to parenthood; the healthcare needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy; and parenting of children with disabilities.


  • 2011–present
    Senior Research Officer, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority
  • 2011–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1998 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Women's Health
  • 1982 
    Gothenburg School of Nursing, Sweden, BSc
  • 1977 
    Boras School of Nursing, Sweden, Registered Nurse