Social Sciences Research

    Research areas

  • Women, Reproduction, fertility, contraception, Obesity


Dr Sara Holton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Sara has a background in psychology, gender studies, and human resource management. Sara's research interests are psychosocial aspects of women's reproductive lives. Her PhD research examined the salient factors in Australian women's childbearing desires, outcomes and expectations. She found that women are not always able to choose when and if they have a child, and that their childbearing outcomes are associated with diverse biological, psychological and social factors. Her current research includes an Australian Research Council funded project on fertility management in contemporary Australia.

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