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COVID19 Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study

Would you like to help researchers understand how COVID-19 has impacted your emotional wellbeing whilst pregnant, or as a parent of a child under 3 years of age?

About the project/vacancy

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are looking for 3 women to be research buddies to inform their understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of pregnant women and mothers of children up to 3 years of age and their children.

Researchers are wishing to compare the mental health of women who have been exposed to the stresses associated with COVID-19, from pregnancy through to birth and beyond, to the mental health of women who had given birth and who were not exposed to the stresses associated with COVID-19.

About the position

This is a research buddy position with the position being until June 2021, but may be extended beyond this date.

What am I expected to do?

Using your lived experience, you will:

  • Provide feedback on study participant questionnaires and research materials
  • Respond to email and telephone questions on an intermittent basis
  • Support the researchers to understand study findings
  • Contribute to the discussion as to what to research next

What skills or experience do I need?

A lived experience as a mother with a child up to 3 years of age, or a pregnant woman, either during or before COVID-19.

How long am I expected to be involved?

Approximately 9 months.

Where will meetings be held?

Meetings may be held at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, which is located at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch, or via Zoom.

What support is offered?

An honorarium of $35 per hour will be paid to the successful applicants for participation


If you would like to apply for this opportunity please email us or call 08 6151 1071

Applications close: 11 December 2020