Current Research Projects

Herbal medicines and breastfeeding. Can you help?

Jenny Lee is an honours student at the University of Canberra. She is currently launching a survey investigating the types of information women seek about herbal medicines use when they are breastfeeding, and how easy the information they receive is to understand. She is also interested in whether the attitudes towards the safety of conventional medicines are the same as for herbal medicines. 

This survey has University of Canberra Ethics approval (HREC15-239) as well as permission from the ABA research office (project ABA 2016-7) to undertake the survey using ABA participants.

If you have any questions about this study, or the survey form, please feel free to contact Assistant Professor Alison Shield at the Discipline of Pharmacy, University of Canberra on (02) 6201 2084. 

Information to pass on re this survey:

We are looking for breastfeeding women (or women who have breastfed in the past 12 months) to participate in our survey to try to understand the types of information women seek about herbal medicines use when they are breastfeeding and how easy the information they receive is to understand. The survey takes 10 minutes to do and has been approved by the ABA (project 2016-7). All participants will be in a draw to win one of five $50 gift vouchers!

Survey link http://goo.gl/tkpQLY