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Learn about Sarah and her research in this short video snapshot.
Dr Sarah Ireland is a post-doctoral researcher at the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, Charles Darwin University. Her research focuses on women’s reproductive health, health literacy, two-way learning and knowledge translation, First Nations research methodolgies, and the influence of culture. Sarah enjoys innovating non-traditional outputs to communicate research findings and is one of the filmmakers behind the international award winning documentary DJÄKAMIRR.
Sarah is a medical anthropologist, nurse and midwife; and is trained in community development. She has a clinical background in nursing and midwifery with extensive experience delivering healthcare in collaboration with First Nations health practitioners and communities in remote areas of the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Since completing First Class Honours and a PhD in medical anthropology, she has held academic positions at Charles Darwin University. In these roles she has collaborated with First Nations co-researchers to undertake and complete research projects and commissioned evaluations on a diverse range of First Nations topics. Much of Sarah’s most recent work deals with the cultural interface of First Nations knowledge systems and Western midwifery practice. She is an Associate Editor of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
Sarah and her team are currently seeking passionate Masters and Doctorate students to undertake a range of projects as part of the study To Be Born Upon a Pandanus Mat Yothuw gayatha dhäwal guyaŋa' nharaw
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26/06/20 → 26/11/24
Birthing on Country for the best start in life: Returning childbirth services to Yolŋu mothers, babies and communities in North East Arnhem, Northern TerritoryIreland, S., Roe, Y., Moore, S., Maypilama, E. Ḻ., Bukulatjpi, D. Y., Bukulatjpi, E. D. & Kildea, S., 4 Jul 2022, In: Medical Journal of Australia. 217, 1, p. 5-8 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Birthing on Country services centre First Nations cultures and empower women in pregnancy and childbirthHickey, S., Ireland, S. & Roe, Y., 23 Mar 2022, The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Effect of an Australian community-based caseload midwifery group practice service on maternal and neonatal outcomes for women from a refugee backgroundDube, M., Gao, Y., Steel, M., Bromley, A., Ireland, S. & Kildea, S., 4 Nov 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Women and Birth. p. 1-8 8 p.
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Räl-manapanmirr ga dhä-manapanmirr–Collaborating and connecting: Creating an educational process and multimedia resources to facilitate intercultural communicationArmstrong, E., Gapany, D., Maypilama, Ḻ., Bukulatjpi, Y., Fasoli, L., Ireland, S. & Lowell, A., 2022, In: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 24, 5, p. 533-546 14 p.
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Paperbark and pinard: a cultural and historical exploration of female reproduction in one remote northern-Australian Aboriginal townAuthor: Ireland, S., Aug 2015
Supervisor: Belton, S. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDUFile