Clinical Trials and Studies

Maternal Asthma and Infant Feeding research study

The University of Newcastle have recently received ethics approval for a study exploring the experiences of women with asthma in the postpartum period in relation to their asthma and infant feeding, including breastfeeding. There will be two parts to this study: interviews and surveys. Recruitment is now open for the interviews, which can be done via video/phone link to increase accessibility of the study to women across Australia.

There is limited research into asthma in the postpartum period, so we know very little about how well a mother’s asthma is controlled during this time and what their experiences are with their asthma and caring for their infant, particularly infant feeding. We wish to increase our understanding of the experiences of women with asthma in the postpartum period from the perspectives of women with asthma. This will enable us to better understand the needs of women with asthma during this unique time of life and design new, &/or direct existing, support strategies appropriately.

We are now recruiting women with asthma who have had a baby in the past 2 years and are interested in participating in an interview exploring their experience in relation to their asthma and infant feeding, including breastfeeding. We would be grateful if you could share this important research study to assist us in making this study known and available to women for whom it may be suitable.

Attached is a copy of a recruitment poster, with the QR code that will link to a short set of screening questions to determine study suitability for potential participants.  CLICK HERE to view further information.

Approved by the Hunter New England Research Ethics Committee Ref No: 2023/ETH00101
MAIF Recruitment Poster, Version 1, 31/01/2023

Want to know more? Please contact Kelly Steel on 0438 211 806


CHOPAN: Coronavirus Health Outcomes in Pregnancy and Newborns

National Registry for Australian women infected with SARS-COV2 in pregnancy

The present outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-COV2 has the potential to adversely impact pregnant women and their newborns. However, data on the clinical outcomes and optimal management of these women and their babies remains limited.

This national registry aims to collect contemporary data on all women infected with SARS-COV2 during pregnancy in Australia, to improve our understanding of the disease and its impacts on the health outcomes of these women and their babies. This registry will provide regular feedback to allow evidence-based management of women and their babies with SARS-COV2 infection in our region.

For further information and details about how to get involved please fill in the expression of interest form.


Please contact SOMANZ if you have any Clinical Trials or Studies that you wish to be listed here.

Please email Ms Suzie Neylon, Executive Officer, SOMANZ on with your request.