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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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A flow that comes when we’re talking: Water metaphors for exploring intercultural communication during early childhood assessment interactions in a Yolŋu (First Nations Australian) communityArmstrong, E., Maypilama, Ḻ., Bukulatjpi, Y., Gapany, D., Fasoli, L., Ireland, S., Baker, R. D., Hewat, S. & Lowell, A., 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Applied Communication Research. p. 1-25 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Downloads (Pure)
Ireland, S., Hickey, S. & Roe, Y., 2023, Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. Walker, S. & Wilson, J. (eds.). Sydney: Allen & Unwin, p. 76-78 3 p.
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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., May 2023, In: Women and Birth. 36, 3, p. e353-e360 8 p.
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Nhaltjan dhu ḻarrum ga dharaŋan dhuḏi-dhäwuw ŋunhi limurr dhu gumurrbunanhamirr ga waŋanhamirr, Yolŋu ga Balanda: How we come together to explore and understand the deeper story of intercultural communication in a Yolŋu (First Nations Australian) communityArmstrong, E., Maypilama, Ḻ., Bukulatjpi, Y., Gapany, D., Fasoli, L., Ireland, S., Baker, R. D., Hewat, S. & Lowell, A., Jun 2023, In: AlterNative. 19, 2, p. 334-344 11 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