Karin Hammarberg

Senior Research Fellow, Jean Hailes Research Unit, 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 and her thesis examined women’s experience of birth and mothering after assisted conception. 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; health promotion relating to modifiable factors that affect fertility; the transition to parenthood; the healthcare needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy; and parenting of children with disabilities.

Experience

  • 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

Education

  • 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