Zelalem Mengesha

Research Fellow

Dr Zelalem Mengesha is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE). Zelalem utilises systemic theories to examine inequities in health care access and outcomes. His areas of research interest are sexual and reproductive health, male health, refugee and migrant health, critical public health, and qualitative and mixed methods research. Zelalem is committed to reducing health inequities by sharing insights that trigger practice, service delivery and system change.

publications

Journal articles
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Dune T; Ayika D; Thepsourinthone J; Mapedzahama V; Mengesha Z, 2021, 'The role of culture and religion on sexual and reproductive health indicators and help-seeking attitudes amongst 1.5 generation migrants in australia: A quantitative pilot study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031341
2021
Shanmugalingam R; Mengesha Z; Notaras S; Liamputtong P; Fulcher I; Lee G; Kumar R; Hennessy A; Makris A, 2020, 'Factors that influence adherence to aspirin therapy in the prevention of preeclampsia amongst high-risk pregnant women: A mixed method analysis', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0229622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229622
2020
Dune T; Ullman J; Ferfolja T; Thepsourinthone J; Garga S; Mengesha Z, 2020, 'Are services inclusive? A review of the experiences of older GSD women in accessing health, social and aged care services', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113861
2020
Mengesha ZB; Perz J; Dune T; Ussher J, 2018, 'Preparedness of health care professionals for delivering sexual and reproductive health care to refugee and migrant women: A mixed methods study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15010174
2018
Mengesha ZB; Perz J; Dune T; Ussher J, 2018, 'Challenges in the Provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care to Refugee and Migrant Women: A Q Methodological Study of Health Professional Perspectives', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 20, pp. 307 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0611-7
2018
Tessema GA; Mekonnen TT; Mengesha ZB; Tumlinson K, 2018, 'Association between skilled maternal healthcare and postpartum contraceptive use in Ethiopia', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1790-5
2018
Mengesha ZB; Perz J; Dune T; Ussher J, 2018, 'Talking about sexual and reproductive health through interpreters: The experiences of health care professionals consulting refugee and migrant women', Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, vol. 16, pp. 199 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2018.03.007
2018
Dune T; Perz J; Mengesha Z; Ayika D, 2017, 'Culture Clash? Investigating constructions of sexual and reproductive health from the perspective of 1.5 generation migrants in Australia using Q methodology', Reproductive Health, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-017-0310-9
2017
Mengesha ZB; Perz J; Dune T; Ussher J, 2017, 'Refugee and migrant women’s engagement with sexual and reproductive health care in Australia: A socio-ecological analysis of health care professional perspectives', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181421
2017
Tesfaw G; Ayano G; Awoke T; Assefa D; Birhanu Z; Miheretie G; Abebe G, 2016, 'Prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among patients with HIV on-follow up at Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-1037-9
2016
Mengesha ZB; Dune T; Perz J, 2016, 'Culturally and linguistically diverse women's views and experiences of accessing sexual and reproductive health care in Australia: A systematic review', Sexual Health, vol. 13, pp. 299 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15235
2016
Belay AD; Mengesha ZB; Woldegebriel MK; Gelaw YA, 2016, 'Married women's decision making power on family planning use and associated factors in Mizan-Aman, South Ethiopia: A cross sectional study', BMC Women's Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-016-0290-x
2016
Abera Y; Mengesha ZB; Tessema GA, 2015, 'Postpartum contraceptive use in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study', BMC Women's Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-015-0178-1
2015
Fute M; Mengesha ZB; Wakgari N; Tessema GA, 2015, 'High prevalence of workplace violence among nurses working at public health facilities in Southern Ethiopia', BMC Nursing, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12912-015-0062-1
2015
Mengesha ZB; Worku AG; Feleke SA, 2015, 'Contraceptive adoption in the extended postpartum period is low in Northwest Ethiopia', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0598-9
2015
Endale W; Mengesha ZB; Atinafu A; Adane AA, 2014, 'Food Insecurity in Farta District, Northwest Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study', BMC Research Notes, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-130
2014
Tadesse N; Awoke Ayele T; Birhanu Mengesha Z; Addis Alene K, 2013, 'High prevalence of HIV/AIDS risky sexual behaviors among street youth in gondar town: A community based cross sectional study', BMC Research Notes, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-234
2013
Adinew YM; Worku AG; Mengesha ZB, 2013, 'Knowledge of reproductive and sexual rights among University students in Ethiopia: Institution-based cross-sectional', BMC International Health and Human Rights, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-698X-13-12
2013
Aemro M; Mesele M; Birhanu Z; Atenafu A, 2013, 'Dietary diversity and meal frequency practices among infant and young children aged 6-23 months in Ethiopia: A secondary analysis of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2011', Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/782931
2013
Getahun F; Mazengia F; Abuhay M; Birhanu Z, 2013, 'Comprehensive knowledge about cervical cancer is low among women in Northwest Ethiopia', BMC Cancer, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-13-2
2013
Feleke SA; Koye DN; Demssie AF; Mengesha ZB, 2013, 'Reproductive health service utilization and associated factors among adolescents (15-19 years old) in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-294
2013
Mengesha ZB; Biks GA; Ayele TA; Tessema GA; Koye DN, 2013, 'Determinants of skilled attendance for delivery in Northwest Ethiopia: A community based nested case control study', BMC Public Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-130
2013
Negese D; Addis K; Awoke A; Birhanu Z; Muluye D; Yifru S; Megabiaw B, 2012, 'HIV-Positive Status Disclosure and Associated Factors among Children in North Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.', ISRN AIDS, vol. 2012, pp. 485720, http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/485720
2012
Ambaw AD; Alemie GA; Wyohannes SM; Mengesha ZB, 2012, 'Adherence to antihypertensive treatment and associated factors among patients on follow up at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia', BMC Public Health, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-282
2012
Amano A; Gebeyehu A; Birhanu Z, 2012, 'Institutional delivery service utilization in Munisa Woreda, South East Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-12-105
2012
Book Chapters
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Dune T; Mengesha Z; Buscemi V; Perz J, 2019, 'Jumping the methodological fence: Q methodology', in Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, pp. 751 - 768, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5251-4_101
2019