Epigenetics and pregnancy care in Australia for socially marginalised women

Ethical, social and policy issues

Starting 2021

Professor Jackie Leach Scully and Professor kylie valentine from UNSW are working with collaborators at Monash University and ANU to examine how the science of epigenetics, producing new knowledge about the intergenerational transmission of health and disease, is shaping antenatal care in Australia.

Jackie’s contribution will provide a strongly disability inclusive perspective to the study. The project hopes to provide guidance tools to shape the use of epigenetics in antenatal care and social policy to reduce rather than exacerbate social inequalities.