Layla Edwards is currently employed as a Research Assistant within IMPACCT – Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation, University of Technology Sydney. She is involved in a range of projects in the area of palliative care and advanced illness and is currently assisting the PRESERVE Pilot study (PREvent delirium through Eating and drinking, Sleep, Exercise, Reorientation, Vision and hearing and Enabling families), and the Stop Cancer PAIN Trial.
Layla has great work experience with both quantitative and qualitative study designs, working with vulnerable populations within Australia and abroad. In 2014, Layla worked as a lead investigator and project manager, looking at the sexual health inequities and inequalities of refugee and migrant women on the Thai-Myanmar boarder, Thailand. In Australia, Layla has worked closely with young adults and recently arrived refugee and migrant youths in Western Sydney, looking at social inequities and the effect of community engagement.
Layla’s research interests include epidemiology, analysing health inequities and inequalities, and health promotion.