Sarah Ireland


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Dr Sarah Ireland is a Research Fellow and early career researcher at the Molly  Wardaguga Research Centre, Charles Darwin University. Her research focus is around women’s reproductive health, health literacy, two-way learning and knowledge translation, First Nations research methodolgies and the influence of culture.

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. These experiences have been formative in shaping her emerging track record as a cross-cultural health researcher. 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 a research projects and commissioned evaluations on a diverse range of First Nations topics. Much of  Sarah’s 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.


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