Dr Alex Hawkey


Associate Research Fellow


Dr Hawkey is an Associate Research Fellow at the THRI, Western Sydney University. Alex works at the intersection of critical public health and cultural enquiry to explore inequities in sexual and reproductive health experienced by marginalised groups of women, particularly migrant and refugee women. Her areas of research interest are, fertility and contraception, sexuality, sexual violence, menstruation and menopause. In her research Alex utilises participatory research approaches to ensure co-design of research projects and broader health interventions. She is also bringing new perspectives to women’s sexual and reproductive health through the adoption of arts-based research methods, including body mapping and photovoice.

Research Interests

  • Women’s sexual and reproductive health; menstruation, sexuality, fertility.
  • Migrant and refugee women
  • Critical health psychology
  • Qualitative methodologies

Qualifications and Recognition

  • Masters of Public Health
  • PhD Western Sydney University

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3956
LocationBuilding 3, Campbelltown