PhD Studies

Reproductive outcomes following cancer treatment in female cancer survivors

Brigitte Gerstl is an epidemiologist and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, majoring in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of New South Wales. Brigitte is the International Program Manager for the FUTuRE Fertility Research Study and is currently completing a PhD examining reproductive outcomes following cancer treatment at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. Brigitte’s research interests include: paediatric and adolescent and young adult oncology, Oncofertility, international women’s and children’s health as well as sexual and reproductive health in marginalised communities.

Brigitte has two papers in support of her PhD which she has produced in conjunction with the FUTuRE Fertility Research Study team and include:

    1. Gerstl, Brigitte, Sullivan, E., Ives, A., Saunders, C., Wand, H., & Anazodo, A. (2018). “Pregnancy outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Clinical breast cancer 18.1
      (2018): e79-e88.
    2. Gerstl, Brigitte, Sullivan, E., Chong, S., Chia, D., Wand, H., & Anazodo, A. (2018). “Reproductive outcomes after a childhood and adolescent young adult cancer diagnosis in female cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (submitted)