Karen Hazell-Raine

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Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

Antenatal detection of vulnerable mother-infant relationship quality

20162023

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Dr Karen Hazell-Raine is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Research Training with the Faculty of Health. Karen is by training a Registered Nurse but has widened her research, practice, teaching and training in accordance with the transdisciplinary nature of healthcare systems.  She has near 40 years of real-world mental health experience equipping her with a high level of education and research translation capability. Her experience spans interdisciplinary clinical and strategic leadership, service development, education, quality improvement, Policy, advanced practice in specialist perinatal-infant mental healthcare, violence abuse and neglect services, and the dynamic maturational model of attachment and adaptation. Karen is an authorised trainer in observational adult-infant and adult-toddler relationship methods and research capability in observational parent-child relationship methods.

Karen’s Doctoral research demonstrated proof of concept, that an antenatal measure of maternal personality is a stronger predictor of postnatal mother-infant relational quality than both antenatal and postpartum (perinatal) depressive symptoms.

Karen was the inaugural recipient of the Elaine Tolley Medal for mental health research, Westmead Medical Research Foundation. Through an Australian College of Nursing research scholarship, her current research is exploring Nurse-Midwife leadership for trauma and culturally sensitive perinatal mental health screening.

Karen is registered to supervise higher degree research.

Research interests

  • Antenatal detection of postnatal mother-infant relationship quality
  • Perinatal/parental infant and child mental health (0-5 years)
  • Early identification and intervention for maternal and infant/child mental health challenges
  • Perinatal/parental and child mental health in priority populations
  • Observational adult-child (<5 years) relationship measures
  • Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation

 

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, The University of Sydney

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