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Senior research fellow in reproductive health at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University

Dr Armour is a Senior Research Fellow in reproductive health at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University. He received his PhD in 2016 and joined Western Sydney University in August 2016. Dr Armour has expertise and experience in developing randomised controlled trials, meta-analysis, surveys, focus groups and mixed methods designs. Dr Armours research funding in the past three years has totalled over $1.4 million AUD. He has published >64 peer-reviewed articles with most of these focusing on period pain, pelvic pain or endometriosis.

Dr Armour is heavily involved in the research and treatment of endometriosis, and he was the invited complementary medicine expert on the endometriosis expert working group (EEWG) for the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) that developed the first Australian guidelines for Endometriosis, released in January 2021. Mike is also a World Endometriosis Society Ambassador, Chair of Endometriosis Australia’s clinical advisory committee, Chair of Endometriosis Australia’s research committee, Academic lead of the Menstrual Cycle Research Network (MCRN) at Western Sydney University and Chair of the Australasian Interdisciplinary Researchers in Endometriosis (AIRE).

Dr Armours work has won several awards including winning Western Sydney Universities Research Impact competition in 2018, being awarded Highly Commended for the Vice Chancellor's ECR award in 2020, and his leadership of the Menstruation Matters team that won the Dean's Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research in 2021.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Western Sydney University

Education

  • 2016 
    Western Sydney University, PhD
  • 2009 
    NZ School of Acupuncture, BHSc(Acupuncture)
  • 2003 
    University of Auckland, BSc(Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Improving Menstrual Health Literacy in Young women
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    U by Kotex and Western Sydney University
  • 2017
    Barriers to healthcare access in women with pelvic pain
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
  • 2016
    Acupuncture for Endometriosis
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Menstrual Cycle Research