Dr Marjan   Khajehei
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Marjan Khajehei

2017

 

Certificate IV in Leadership & Management

WSLHD Training and Development Service l People and Culture

NSW Health

2013

 

PhD, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University,

Western Australia

2008

 

MSc, Clinical Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

 

1999

BSc, Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

 

1995

Associate's degree, Midwifery, Shahrood University of Medical Sciences, Shahrood, Iran

 

Medicine & Health
Sch Women's&Children's Health

Conjoint Senior Lecturer | University of New South Wales

Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Department of Women’s and Newborn Health | Westmead Hospital

 

Dr Marjan Khajehei holds Bachelor's and Master's degree in Midwifery and a PhD in Public Health. She is a passionate researcher, clinician and academic, committed to ongoing enhancement of healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. She owns in-depth understanding of relevant research regulations guidelines (ie. ICH/GCP, TGA) and has contributed to the establishment, implementation and progress management (ie. designing, planning, budgeting, ethics approvals, managing the research team and outcomes delivery) of both quantitative and qualitative research (ie. randomised clinical trials, retrospective file reviews, surveys and interviews).

She possess strong leadership, mentoring and training skills, and ishighly capable of motivating and integrating teams. Her strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as solid understanding of change management principles have enabled her to efficiently conduct research in multicultural matrix organisations in Australia, across government hospitals, NGOs, Universities, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes and private sector. 
She holds a track record of publications and creating an exceptional learning experience through speaking at national and international congresses, seminars and workshops. Her expertise in delivering innovative, learner-centred education is of the highest professional standards.

 

 

 

Phone
0437 793 398
Location
Westmead Hospital

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Assareh H, 2021, 'Temporal trend of early pregnancy high body mass index in Australian women: Risk factors and outcomes', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 29, pp. 10 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.1.10
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Assareh H, 2020, 'Temporal trend of diabetes in pregnant women and its association with birth outcomes, 2011 to 2017', Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, vol. 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2020.107550
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Wang M; Kirby A; Gibbs E; Gidaszewski B; Khajehei M; Chua SC, 2020, 'Risk of preterm birth in the subsequent pregnancy following caesarean section at full cervical dilatation compared with mid-cavity instrumental delivery', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 60, pp. 382 - 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13058
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Hajizadeh N; Behroozpour E, 2020, 'Fathers in the Birthing Room: Theoretical Expectations and Real-Life Experiences', Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, vol. 65, pp. 737 - 740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13145
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Swain JA; Wen Y, 2020, 'Primiparous women's narratives of confidence in the perinatal period', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 28, pp. 42 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2020.28.1.42
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Kohlhoff J; Lee S; Cibralic S; Jones P; Khajehei M, 2020, 'Development and validation of the Karitane Family Outcomes Tool', Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jspn.12295
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Chua SC; Gidaszewski B; Khajehei M, 2019, 'Efficacy of surgical excision and sub-dermal injection of triamcinolone acetonide for treatment of keloid scars after caesarean section: A single blind randomised controlled trial protocol', Trials, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3465-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    McGee TM; Gidaszewski B; Khajehei M; Tse T; Gibbs E, 2019, 'Foley catheter silicone versus latex for term outpatient induction of labour: A randomised trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 59, pp. 235 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12828
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Gidaszewski B; Khajehei M; Gibbs E; Chua SC, 2019, 'Comparison of the effect of caseload midwifery program and standard midwifery-led care on primiparous birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort matching study', Midwifery, vol. 69, pp. 10 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.10.010
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Riahi S; Khajehei M, 2019, 'Palliative Care: A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Interventions', Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol. 42, pp. 315 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000269
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Doherty M, 2018, 'Women's experience of their sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth: A qualitative survey', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 26, pp. 318 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.5.318
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Behroozpour E, 2018, 'Endorphins, oxytocin, sexuality and romantic relationships: An understudied area', World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 7, pp. 17 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5317/wjog.v7.i2.17
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Chua SC; Treadwell EL; Gidaszewski B; Gibbs E; Kirby A; Khajehei M, 2018, 'Validation of the accuracy of postpartum haemorrhage data in the ObstetriX database: A retrospective cohort study', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 120, pp. 42 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2018.09.020
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Gidaszewski B; Khajehei M; McGee T, 2018, 'Outpatient cervical ripening: discomfort/pain during speculum and Foley catheter insertion', Midwifery, vol. 67, pp. 57 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.09.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Assareh H, 2018, 'Labour pain relief in women with assisted conception and its effects on labour and birth outcomes', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 26, pp. 239 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.4.239
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Chua S; Gupta S; Curnow J; Gidaszewski B; Khajehei M; Diplock H, 2017, 'Intravenous iron vs blood for acute post-partum anaemia (IIBAPPA): A prospective randomised trial', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1596-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2017, 'Labour and beyond: The roles of synthetic and endogenous oxytocin in transition to motherhood', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 25, pp. 230 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2017.25.4.230
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Doherty M, 2017, 'Exploring postnatal depression, sexual dysfunction and relationship dissatisfaction in Australian women', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 25, pp. 162 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2017.25.3.162
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Lee AS, 2017, 'Prevalence and risk factors of low parenting confidence in mothers of infants 0–12 months of age: a retrospective file review', Journal of Family Studies, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2016.1270226
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2016, 'Parenting challenges and parents’ intimate relationships', Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, vol. 26, pp. 447 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2015.1083509
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2016, 'Prevalence and Risk Factors of Relationship Dissatisfaction in Women During the First Year After Childbirth: Implications for Family and Relationship Counseling', Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, vol. 42, pp. 484 - 493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0092623X.2015.1069433
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Finch L, 2016, 'The role of residential early parenting services in increasing parenting confidence in mothers with a history of infertility', International Journal of Fertility and Sterility, vol. 10, pp. 175 - 183
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Doherty M; Tilley PJM, 2015, 'An update on sexual function and dysfunction in women', Archives of Women's Mental Health, vol. 18, pp. 423 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-015-0535-y
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Doherty M; Tilley PJM; Sauer K, 2015, 'Prevalence and Risk Factors of Sexual Dysfunction in Postpartum Australian Women', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 12, pp. 1415 - 1426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12901
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Kashefi F; Khajehei M; Alavinia M; Golmakani E; Asili J, 2015, 'Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on heavy menstrual bleeding: A placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial', Phytotherapy Research, vol. 29, pp. 114 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ptr.5235
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2015, 'Mental health of perinatal women', World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 4, pp. 46 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.5317/wjog.v4.i2.46
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Kashefi F; Khajehei M; Cher MT; Alavinia M; Asili J, 2014, 'Comparison of the Effect of Ginger and Zinc Sulfate on Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial', Pain Management Nursing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2013.09.001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2014, 'Why is there a need for an interdisciplinary approach to assess erectile dysfunction?', World Journal of Clinical Urology, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5410/wjcu.v3.i1.8
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Kashefi F; Khajehei M; Tabatabaeichehr M; Alavinia M; Asili J, 2014, 'Comparison of the effect of ginger and zinc sulfate on primary dysmenorrhea: A placebo-controlled randomized trial', Pain Management Nursing, vol. 15, pp. 826 - 833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2013.09.001
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Ziyadlou S; Ghanizadeh A, 2013, 'Knowledge of and attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health in adults in Shiraz: A need for further education', Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 19, pp. 982 - 989, http://dx.doi.org/10.26719/2013.19.12.982
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Doherty M, 2013, 'Sildenafil and Female Sexual Dysfunction: Isn’t It Time to Target the Right Candidates?', Public Health Frontier, vol. 2, pp. 38 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.5963/phf0201005
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Abdali K; Tabatabaee H, 2013, 'The effect of mefenamic acid and naproxen on heavy menstrual bleeding: A placebo-controlled study', South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 19, pp. 31 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAJOG.587
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Zadeh MA; Khajehei M; Sharif F; Hadzic M, 2012, 'High-risk pregnancy: Effects on postpartum depression and anxiety', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 20, pp. 104 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2012.20.2.104
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2012, 'Sexuality after childbirth: Gaps and needs', World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 1, pp. 14 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.5317/wjog.v1.i2.14
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Soleimani M; Abdali K; Khajehei M; Tabatabaee HR; Komar PV; RiazMontazer N, 2012, 'Comparison of pap smear quality with anatomical spatula method and the common method (Spatula?Cytobrush): A single blind clinical trial', Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 5, pp. 33 - 38
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Soleimani M; Abdali K; Khajehei M; Tabatabaee HR; Komar P; Montazer RN, 2012, 'Comparison of Pap Smear Quality With Anatomical Spatula Method and the Common Method (Spatula-Cytobrush): A Single Blind Clinical Trial', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER MANAGEMENT, vol. 5, pp. 33 - 38, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000443843900007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Ziyadlou S; Hadzic M; Kashefi F, 2011, 'The genesis and consequences of stress among midwifery students', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 19, pp. 379 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2011.19.6.379
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Kashefi F; Khajehei M; Ashraf AR; Jafari P, 2011, 'The efficacy of acupressure at the sanyinjiao point in the improvement of women's general health', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 1141 - 1147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2010.0589
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Forouhari S; Khajehei M; Taleban Fard H, 2011, 'Updates on Family Planning Practice and the Knowledge and Performance of Family Planning Staff', The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2156-8960/cgp/v01i03/41180
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Hadzic M, 2010, 'Evaluating relationship between sexuality and mental health with the help of computers', Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, pp. 340 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2010.6042667
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Kashefi F; Ziyadlou S; Khajehei M; Ashraf AR; Reza Fadaee A; Jafari P, 2010, 'Effect of acupressure at the Sanyinjiao point on primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized controlled trial', Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol. 16, pp. 198 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.003
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Abdali K; Khajehei M; Tabatabaee HR, 2010, 'Effect of St John's wort on severity, frequency, and duration of hot flashes in premenopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study', Menopause, vol. 17, pp. 326 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/gme.0b013e3181b8e02d
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Forouhari S; Khajehei M; Moattari M; Mohit M; Rad MS; Ghaem H, 2010, 'The effect of education and awareness on the Quality-of-Life in postmenopausal women', Indian Journal of Community Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 109 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.62563
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Etemady F, 2010, 'Data mining and medical research studies', Proceedings - 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation, CIMSim 2010, pp. 119 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIMSiM.2010.24
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Abdali K; Tabatabaee HR, 2010, 'A comparison between the efficacy of dydrogesterone and calcium plus vitamin D in improving women's general health', African Journal of Psychiatry (South Africa), vol. 13, pp. 218 - 224
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Abdali K; Soleimani M; Khajehei M; Tabatabaee HR; Komar PV; Montazer NR, 2010, 'Comparison of pap smear quality with anatomical spatula and convenience (Spatula-Cytobrush) methods: A single blind clinical trial', Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 11, pp. 1769 - 1772
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M, 2010, 'Author's Reply', Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, vol. 15, pp. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1211/fact.15.1.0010
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Hadzic M; Khajehei M, 2010, 'Beyond the 'safe sex' propaganda', International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, vol. 22, pp. 219 - 227
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Ziyadlou S; Safari Rad M; Tabatabaee HR; Kashefi F, 2009, 'A comparison of sexual outcomes in primiparous women experiencing vaginal and caesarean births', Indian Journal of Community Medicine, vol. 34, pp. 126 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.51237
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Abdali K; Parsanezhad ME; Tabatabaee HR, 2009, 'Effect of treatment with dydrogesterone or calcium plus vitamin D on the severity of premenstrual syndrome', International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 105, pp. 158 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.01.016
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Keshavarz T; Tabatabaee HR, 2009, 'Randomised double-blind trial of the effect of vitamin C on dyspareunia and vaginal discharge in women receiving doxycycline and triple sulfa for chlamydial cervicitis: Original Article', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 49, pp. 525 - 530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01053.x
  • Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Marjan Khajehei
    Khajehei M; Kashefi F, 2010, 'The level of sexual and reproductive health knowledge of young adults', in JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC, pp. 460 - 461, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000284071500258&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

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  • Recognised Reviewer Award

From Midwifery, Elsevier, 2015, 2018 & 2020

From Phytotherapy Research, Wiley, 2019

From BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 

From Journal of Herbal Medicine, Elsevier 2017

From Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Elsevier 2016

  • Certified Sentinel of Science Award

From the Publons Board, Top 10 percent of reviewers 2016

  • Recipient of Merit-based Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CIPRS)

 Four years’ full-time PhD tuition fees ($120,000) plus a stipend of $ 22,500 per annum

Curtin University, Western Australia 2010-2013

  • Recipent of The John J. Sciarra IJGO Prize Paper Award 

For ‘Best Clinical Research Article from a Low/Middle Income Country in 2009’

From International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

 

Grants

  1. Khajehei, M. Effect of the length of postnatal hospital stay on maternal mental health during the first few weeks after birth. Western Sydney Local Health District Board Bursary Program 2017. HPRM. 17/80935

  2. Chua, SC., Khajehei, M., Gidaszewski, B., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Curnow, J., and Gibbs, E. Comparison of the efficacy of intravenous iron infusion versus red blood cell transfusion in the management of acute postpartum anaemia: a randomised controlled trial (RCT). 2017 National Blood Authority. Ref No. D17/21017

  3. Kashefi, F., Khajehei, M., Alavinia, M., Golmakani, E., Asili, J. Effect of ginger on heavy menstrual bleeding. 2011 Deputy of Research of Bojnurd University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 89-162

  4. Kashefi, F., Khajehei, M., Tabatabaee Cher, M., Alavinia, M., Asili, J. Effect of ginger and zinc sulfate on primary dysmenorrhea. 2010 Deputy for Research of Bojnurd University of Medical Science. Grant No. 89-162

  5. Khajehei, M., Ziyadlou, S., Ghanizadeh, A. Knowledge on and attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health in adults. 2008 Deputy of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 87-3976

  6. Khajehei, M., Abdali, K., Tabatabaee, HR. Effect of St John's Wort on menopausal symptoms. Students Research Council. 2008 Deputy of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 87-4288

  7. Khajehei, M., Keshavarz, T., Tabatabaee, HR. Effect of vitamin C on dyspareunia and vaginal discharge in women receiving doxycycline and triple sulfa for chlamydial cervicitis. Talented Students Council. 2008 Deputy of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 87-4349

  8. Abdali, K., Soleimani, M., Khajehei, M., Riaz Montazer, N., Komar, PV., Tabatabaee, HR. Comparison of the quality of Pap smears with both Anatomical spatula method and convenience method (spatula-cytobrush). 2008 Deputy of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 88-4157

  9. Kashefi, F., Khajehei, M., Ashraf, AR. Effect of acupressure at the Sanyinjiao point on women's general health. 2007 Deputy of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 86-3652

  10. Khajehei, M., Abdali, K., Parsanezhad, ME., Tabatabaee, HR. Effect of dydrogesterone and calcium plus vitamin D on premenstrual syndrome and general health of women. 2007 Deputy of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 86-3812

  11. Akbar Zadeh, M., Khajehei, M., Sharif, F., Hadzic, M. The association between high-risk pregnancy and postpartum anxiety and depression. 2006 Department of Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Grant No. 83-2264

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