Rosalie Power

Position

Associate Research Fellow

Biography

Rosalie is an Associate Research Fellow with the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), Western Sydney University.  Rosalie’s research focus is in ‘Out with Cancer: LGBTI experiences of cancer survivorship and care’.  ‘Out with Cancer’ aims to understand the complex intersection of gender, sexual identity and/or intersex status, age, and other categories of difference, in relation to the cancer survivorship and care experiences of LGBTI individuals.  Moreover, the research is focused on ascertaining barriers and facilitators to the delivery of culturally competent cancer communication and care to LGBTI patients.  Findings of this study will be synthesised and implemented into tailored support materials for LGBTI survivors and carers, and Australian LGBTI cancer best practice and policy recommendations.

Rosalie holds a Master of Public Health (Sexology) from Curtin University of Technology and is PhD Scholar at the University of Sydney researching health-related quality of life, mental health and reproductive and sexual wellbeing of adolescents with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh.  The study also explores the mental health of caregivers and experiences of caregiving in low resource settings.  Rosalie has worked in a range of health promotion, public health and research roles in urban and remote Australia, Bangladesh and South Africa and has a background working with people with intellectual disability, including LGBTI people with disability, in areas of sexuality and relationships. Rosalie’s research interest in the areas of disability and reproductive and sexual wellbeing, and quality of life within Australia and in low and middle-income countries.

Research Interests

  • LGBTI cancer survivorship
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Reproductive and sexual wellbeing

Qualifications and Recognition

  • MPH (Sexology), Curtin University of Technology
  • BAppSci (Leisure and Health), University of Sydney

Research & Publications

For a complete list of my publications please view my ResearchGate profile (opens in a new window)

Journal Articles

Power R, King C, Muhit M, Heanoy E, Galea C, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G. Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 May;60(5):469-479. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13681

Power, R., Akhter, A., Muhit,  M., Wadud, S., Heanoy, E., Karim, T., Badawi, N., Khandaker. Cross-cultural validation of the Bengali version Kidscreen-27 quality of life questionnaire.  BMC Pediatrics.  2019, 19:19.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1373-7

Conference Presentations

Power, R., M., Mohammed, Heanoy, E.,  Karim, T., Jones, C., Badawi, N., Atker, R., Khandaker, G. Health related quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh.  Presented at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine ‘72nd Annual Meeting’, 9-13 October 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Power, R., Muhit, M., Heanoy, E., Karim, T., Galea, C., Khandaker, G. Depression, anxiety and stress among caregivers of adolescents with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh.  Presented at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine ‘72nd Annual Meeting’, 9-13 October 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Power, R., King, C., Muhit, M., Heanoy, E., Galea, C., Jones, C., Badawi, N., Khandaker, G. Systematic review of health related quality of life (HRQoL) of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in low and middle income countries.  Presented at the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine ‘9th Biennial Scientific Conference’, 21-24 March 2018, New Zealand

Power, R. Moving Beyond the Sticky Myths.  Presented at the Touching Base Seminar ‘Disability, Intimacy, Pleasure And Sexuality: Towards Cultures Of Respect’, November 2014, Australia.

Power, R. Inclusion of LGBTI People with Disability. Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Regional Conference ‘Rising to the Challenge’, 18-19 September 2014, Australia.

Power, R, Konstandoplos, S.  Inclusion of LGBTI People with Disability.  Presented at the MindOut LGBTI Mental Health Conference ‘Courageous Voices: Seeds of Hope and Transformation’, 26-27 June 2014, Australia.

Power, R, Konstandoplos, S., Hardy, R.  Lost Between Two Worlds.  Presented at the 48th Annual Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference, 6-8 November 2013, Australia.

Contacts Details

Emailr.power@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone+61 2 4620 3997
Location3.1.64 Translational Health Research Institute (THRI)
 Mon-Wed