Tess Fletcher is an early career researcher who has worked as a research assistant and research officer for the past 10 years and has gained considerable experience in a broad variety of research areas, resulting in a wide-ranging breadth of skill. She was recently awarded her PhD in Psychology in which her research focused on women’s intentions to consume alcohol in pregnancy. Her primary area of interest is identifying and understanding the drivers of effective behaviour change.
She currently works as a Research Officer on both Reframe Training and Making FASD History research projects. She is also an active member of the Institutes Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Council.
The effects of birth spacing on early childhood development in high-income nations: A systematic review
This study aimed to systematically review the literature on the associations between birth spacing and developmental outcomes in early childhood (3–10 years of age). Studies examining the associations between interpregnancy intervals and child development outcomes during and beyond the perinatal period have not been systematically reviewed.Published research Early Childhood Development Human Capability Infectious Diseases EpidemiologyOctober 2021
Is ‘a little’ too much?: An exploration of women’s beliefs about alcohol use during pregnancy
Interventions to address alcohol use during pregnancy need to target underlying determinants of the behaviour. Using the theory of planned behaviour as a theoretical framework, the aim of this study was to identify behavioural, normative and control beliefs regarding alcohol use during pregnancy among a sample of women.Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Published research Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health
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