Dr Aster Gebremedhin is a research fellow in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Currently, she is undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship in the NHMRC Healthy Environments and Lives (HEAL) Network working on the impact of climate change on maternal and child health outcomes. Her areas of experience in research include maternal and child health, health disparities, chronic diseases, infectious diseases and mental health. She has acquired methodological knowledge and skills in quantitative research, systematic reviews, health services research and public health.
Aster obtained her PhD in Public Health at the University of Technology Sydney in 2023. Her PhD project comprehensively examined coverage and inequalities in maternal, and child health interventions across the continuum of care in Ethiopia. She received her Master's of Public Health from Addis Ababa University in 2016 and her Bachelor's degree in Public Health from the University of Gondar in 2013. Previously, she held positions at the University of Technology Sydney as a research assistant, contributing to the development of an Australian diabetes consensus statement, and as casual academic conducting tutorials for epidemiology courses. She also held a role in teaching, research, and community health practices at Debre Markos University in Ethiopia.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):