Miss Jacqueline Coombe

Miss Jacqueline Coombe

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Jacqueline Coombe is a PhD Candidate at the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, at The University of Newcastle, having previously completed an honours degree in Social Science (with Honours Class 1 and the University Medal) at the same university. Broadly, her research interests lie within understanding unintended pregnancy and its relationship with contraceptive use, and the implications of both on women’s health and wellbeing. More specifically, Jacqueline's PhD thesis examines the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC; including intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants) in a cohort of young, Australian women. The focus of her work is primarily qualitative, utilising both free text analysis and semi-structured interviews. 

QUALIFICATIONS

2014 - Present (under examination): PhD Candidate (Gender and Health)
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing
University of Newcastle Australia
Thesis title: Just one method among others: Examining long-acting reversible contraception (non-)use
Primary Supervisor: Prof Deborah Loxton, Co Supervisor: Dr Melissa Harris

2013-2014: Bachelor of Social Science Honours
Honours Class I and the University Medal, 
University of Newcastle, Australia
Thesis title: 'My pill is not just used for contraception': A Sociological Exploration into the Contraceptive Practices of Female Young Adults
Primary Supervisor: Dr Daniela Heil

2010-2012: Bachelor of Social Science with Distinction
University of Newcastle, Australia

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2017 - present: Research Fellow
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing
University of Newcastle, Australia

2016-2017: Research AssistantResearch Centre for Generational Health and AgeingUniversity of Newcastle, Australia

2016: Casual Tutor
School of Humanities and Social Science
University of Newcastle, Australia

2016: Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
University of Newcastle, Australia

2013 - 2015: Research Assistant
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
University of Newcastle, Australia 

2014: Research Assistant
Contraceptive Use, Pregnancy Intention and Decisions (CUPID) Study
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing (formerly Gender, Health and Ageing)
University of Newcastle, Australia

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Goldhammer, D.L., Fraser, C., Wigginton, B., Harris, M.L., Bateson, D., Loxton, D., Stewart, M., Coombe, J., and Lucke, J.C., What do young Australian women want (when talking to doctors about contraception)? BMC Family Practice, 2017. 18(1): p. 35.

Coombe, J., Harris, M., and Loxton, D., ‘Who uses long-acting reversible contraception? Profile of LARC users in the CUPID cohort’. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 2017;11, p. 19-24, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2016.09.003

2016

Coombe, J., Harris, M., Wigginton, B., Loxton, D., and Lucke, J., ‘Contraceptive use at the time of unintended pregnancy: findings from the CUPID study.’ Australian Family Physician, 45, p. 842-848

Coombe, J.,Harris, M.L., and Loxton, D., ‘What qualities of long-acting reversible contraception do women perceive as desirable or undesirable? A systematic review’. Sexual Health, 2016; 13(5), p. 404-19, DOI: 10.1071/SH15189 

2015

Coombe, J., Rich, J., Booth, A., Rowlands, A., Mackenzie, L. & Reddy, P, ‘Supporting Rural Communities After Disaster: The Warrumbungle Bushfire Support Coordination Service’PLOS Currents: Disasters. Available at: http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/supporting-rural-australian-communities-after-disaster-the-warrumbungle-bushfire-support-coordination-service/

Coombe, J., Mackenzie, L., Munro, R., Hazell, T., Perkins, D. & Reddy, P, ‘Teacher-mediated interventions in response to disaster: a systematic review’, PLOS Currents: Disasters. Available at: http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/teacher-mediated-interventions-to-support-child-mental-health-following-a-disaster-a-systematic-review/

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017

Coombe, J., Harris, M., and Loxton, D., ‘Exploring contraceptive experience to understand long-acting reversible contraception (non-)use among a cohort of young, Australian women’, oral presentation at the 23rd Qualitative Health Research Conference, 17th – 19th October 2017, Quebec, Canada

2016

Coombe, J., Harris, M., and Loxton. D., “I thought that it would get better”: how young Australian women make decisions about using, or not using contraception’, oral presentation at the 22nd Qualitative Health Research Conference, 17th – 19th October 2016, Kelowna Canada. 

Coombe, J., Harris, M., and Loxton. D., “From the Mirena back to the Pill…": a longitudinal analysis of the motivators of method change, oral presentation at the Australian Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Conference, 28th – 30th July 2016, Hobart, TAS, Australia. 

Coombe, J., Harris, M., Wigginton, B., Loxton, D., and Lucke, J., ‘What do we know about contraceptive use, pregnancy intention and decisions of young Australian women? Findings from the CUPID Study’, poster presentation at the 14th European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care Conference, 4th – 7th May 2016, Basel Switzerland.  

2015

Coombe, J.,  ‘Exploring the use of long-acting reversible contraception in a cohort of young, Australian women’, presentation at the Three Minute Thesis University of Newcastle Finals, 15th July 2015

2013

Coombe, J., Mackenzie, L., Munro, R., Hazell, T., McDermott, B. and Reddy, P, ‘Teacher-mediated interventions in response to disaster: a review’, poster presentation at the 16th NSW Rural Mental Health Conference, 12th – 13th November 2013, Albury, NSW.

Coombe, J. and Hazell, T., ‘RAMHP reflections on a pragmatic approach to selecting rural communities for targeted mental health’, presented at the 16th NSW Rural Mental Health Conference, 12th – 13th November 2013, Albury, NSW.


Keywords

  • Contraception
  • Long-acting reversible contraception
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative research
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Women's Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/9/2014 -  PhD Candidate Priority Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing (RCGHA), The University of Newcastle, NSW.
Australia
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Miss Jacqueline Coombe

Contact Details

Email jacqueline.coombe@uon.edu.au
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