Dr Helen Calabretto

Dr Helen Calabretto

Director, Research Division

RN, RM, Dip T (Nurse Ed), B Ed (Nsg St), M Ed St, PhD

Dr Helen Calabretto is the Director of Research at SHINE SA and was previously the Director of Education.  She was formerly a nurse academic at the University of South Australia where she is now an Adjunct Senior Lecturer. Helen’s PhD research was a qualitative study about emergency contraception and young women and she has undertaken subsequent research in the area. Helen is also a member of the International Consortium of Emergency Contraception which keeps her in close contact with international researchers and emerging trends in the field. She is also involved in some multi-site research projects in the areas of HIV and STIs.  Helen is also responsible for the Counselling Services at SHINE SA which includes the Sexual Health Counsellors at each clinic site and the Trans Wellbeing Program staff at the Hyde Street site.

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