Aleena Wojcieszek (Research Associate, Australia)
Aleena is an Associate Investigator on Australia’s Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE) and Early Career Researcher (ECR) lead for its Care After Stillbirth program. Her research background in health psychology and clinical perinatal epidemiology specific to reproductive health and decision-making. Her research is focused on implementation science in the context of perinatal health, particularly improving mothers’ and babies’ health and preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirth. Aleena is completing a PhD on informing clinical practice for care during subsequent pregnancies following a stillbirth and co-leads the Stillbirth CRE’s subsequent pregnancy research stream. She worked on the Lancet series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths, where she co-authored two series papers and the series executive summary. She has also collaborated with the World Health Organization and Norwegian Institute of Public Health to develop global frameworks and customisable technical tools for electronic health registries for maternal and child health – coined eRegistries. Aleena is a Cochrane systematic reviewer and member of the Australasian node of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. She also works closely with ISA and is a member of its scientific network and working groups.