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Associate Professor Joshua Vogel

Principal Research Fellow; Co-Head, International Development

Background

Joshua is a perinatal epidemiologist and public health researcher. He is a Principal Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute, where he co-heads the multi-disciplinary Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health group. His research focuses on maternal and perinatal health issues of global concern, with a focus on improving the quality of maternity care for women in resource-constrained settings.

Joshua has published over 170 peer-review articles and has led development of several WHO guidelines in the field of maternal and perinatal health. He was the winner of the 2020 Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact, and the 2020 Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research. His areas of professional interest are interventional trials, clinical epidemiology and guideline development and implementation.

Appointments

  • Member, NHMRC Research Committee (2021 – 2024)
  • Associate Professor (Honorary), School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor (Honorary), School of Public and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
  • Associate Professor (Honorary) – School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health at Deakin University
  • Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham

Positions

  • September 2018–present: Principal Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • June 2018–present: Research Consultant and Guideline Methodologist, Department of Reproductive Health and Research Geneva, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Feb 2014–June 2018: Technical Officer, Department of Reproductive Health and Research Geneva, World Health Organization, Switzerland,
  • May 2011–Jan 2014: Research Consultant, Department of Reproductive Health and Research Geneva, World Health Organization, Switzerland,
  • Sept 2016–Dec 2016: Visiting Honorary Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi, Kenya,
  • Jan 2010–April 2011: Junior Medical Officer, West Australian Department of Health

Qualifications

  • PhD Maternal and Perinatal Health: “Poor maternal and neonatal outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: epidemiological analyses of contributing factors.” University of Western Australia
  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) 2009, University of Western Australia
  • B.Med.Sci Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) 2009, University of Western Australia

Awards

  • 2021: Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research
  • 2021: NHMRC Peter Doherty Investigator Grant Award (Emerging Leadership)
  • 2020: Alastair Lucas Prize for Medical Research
  • 2020: Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact
  • 2020: Jean Hailes Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship in Women’s Health
  • 2019: Australian Epidemiological Association Mid-Career Travel Award
  • 2019: Jean Hailes Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship in Women’s Health
  • 2013: Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) 2013 ‘Young Scientist of the Year’
  • 2011–2014: PhD Scholarship - Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2011–2014: PhD Scholarship - A & A Saw Scholarship
  • 2009: Joel Carson Memorial Award for Service to the WA Medical Students Society
  • 2008: Convocation, the UWA Graduates Association Prize
  • 2008: Jack Bercov Memorial Prize
  • 2007: Jean Rogerson Undergraduate Studentship

Projects (17)

Current (16)

  • Cost-effectiveness evidence for maternal and perinatal health interventions

  • Cost-effectiveness of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of imminent preterm birth in the early preterm period in low resource countries

  • COVID-19 Journey Project

  • Evaluating the WHO Labour Care Guide in clinical settings

  • HMHB: Quality of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborn Health Services Study

  • Implementing the WHO Labour Care Guide to reduce the use of Caesarean section in four hospitals in India

  • Living guidelines in maternal and perinatal health

  • Mapping of COVID-19-related pregnancy and perinatal research in Australia

  • National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

  • New Target Product Profiles for pre-eclampsia prevention and treatment

  • Rapid review of maternal health recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • SCOOP: Strengthening COVID-19 Communication in Pregnancy

  • Stakeholder experiences of father engagement interventions in low- and middle-income countries

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

  • The WHO ACTION-III Trial: antenatal corticosteroids for improving outcomes in preterm newborns

  • WHO recommendations on antenatal corticosteroids and tocolytics for improving preterm birth outcomes

Past (1)

  • New Target Product Profiles for the Prevention and Treatment of Preterm Birth

Publications (173)

2022 (20)

2021 (23)

2020 (11)

2019 (18)

2018 (16)

2017 (17)

2016 (17)

2015 (16)

2014 (23)

2013 (10)

2012 (2)

News Articles (17)

2021 (4)

2020 (10)

2019 (3)