78% of women aged between 45 and 54 participate in the Australian labour market – this represents over one million women who are experiencing or have recently experienced menopause within a work context.

Women, Work and the Menopause is a programme of academic study in Australia to explore the experiences of menopause for professional women as part of a broader appreciation of workplace health and well-being in later life.

Women, Work and The Menopause is comprised of a series of multidisciplinary research projects undertaken by researchers at Monash, LaTrobe, Melbourne and Yale Universities.

The project incorporates a number of research studies:

  1. The Women at Work Study: a quantitative study surveying over 800 women employed by three Australian Universities; and
  2. The Prime Project: a qualitative study via face-to-face interviews with 48 women employed by two Australian Universities.
  3. Menopausal Transition in Healthcare: A mixed methods study of  over 1000 female health professionals experience of the menopause at work comprising a survey and focus groups
  4. No Sweat! The development of a workplace intervention to support healthcare professionals with menopausal symptoms

This website provides findings from the projects, details of publicatiosn and media excerpts (click here) as well as an open source downloadable report from some of these studies  which can be found here