ANSC current research opportunities December 2022

The IRONWOMAN study at RHW

The IRONWOMAN study has started at the Royal Hospital for Women. This is a study for the treatment for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy. The study is being undertaken at the Royal Hospital for Women and St George Hospital. Please read the attached document for further information about the study.

If you have any patients who may be eligible and or interested, please contact the research midwife on 0429 557 084 or 0407 498 197 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). Please contact the investigators if you have any questions about the study on

First 2000 Days Care Connect

Child, Youth and Family Service (CYFS) in partnership with UNSW has received Translational Research Grants Scheme (TRGS) funding for their project First 2000 Days Care Connect (FDCC)

This research will compare the current model of care for women from migrant and refugee backgrounds transitioning from maternity to CYFS, with a model where women and families are linked with a local child and family hub towards the end of their pregnancy and actively followed up until their child is 12 months of age.

The research aims to increase the number of children completing their NSW Health growth and developmental early childhood development checks (blue book) and address other support needs to increase maternal and family wellbeing.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Pregnant (> 20 weeks gestation)
  • 16 years of age or older
  • birthing at St. George Hospital
  • from a non-English speaking background and lived in Australia for less than 5 years or  refugee living in Australia for  less than 10 years

If you have any patients who meet the above eligibility criteria and are interested, please contact Mona Asghari (South Eastern Sydney LHD), on (P): 0400 390 859 (E):