Professor Gita Mishra

CRE Director

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Professor Gita Mishra is the Director of the Centre of Research Impact for Women and Non-Communicable Diseases (CRE WaND), one of the CREs that contribute to the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

Gita is based at the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health where she is also the founding Director of the Australian Women and Girls’ Health Research (AWaGHR) Centre. She is the UQ Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), a national flagship study that has collected data on over 57,000 women in four age cohorts since 1996. Since 2012, Gita has also led and developed the International collaboration for a Life course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events (InterLACE). She is internationally recognised for her expertise in epidemiology and women’s health across the life course. This is especially regarding her research on the links between reproductive characteristics, from menarche to menopause, and non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Gita is actively engaged in research translation and capacity building. In 2018, she led the evidence review for the Australian Government’s National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030. She is a member of the National Women’s Health Advisory Council, recently established by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care to improve health outcomes for women and girls in Australia.