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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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A call for action that cannot go to voicemail: Research activism to urgently improve Indigenous perinatal health and wellbeingHickey, S., Roe, Y., Ireland, S., Kildea, S., Haora, P., Gao, Y., Maypilama, E. L., Kruske, S., Campbell, S., Moore, S., Maidment, S. J., Heinemann, K., Hartz, D. A. T. IBUS. A. BOOST. S. T., Adcock, A., Storey, F., Bennett, M., Lambert, C., Sibanda, N., Lawton, B., Cram, F. & 24 others, , 29 Apr 2021, In: Women and Birth.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-review
Monani, D., Smith, J. A., O’Mara, B., Rung, D., Ireland, S. & Dube, M., Apr 2021, In: Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 32, 2, p. 152-154 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Caring for Mum on Country: Exploring the transferability of the Birthing on Country RISE framework in a remote multilingual Northern Australian contextIreland, S., Maypilama, E., Roe, Y., Lowell, A. & Kildea, S., Sep 2021, In: Women and Birth. 34, 5, p. 487-492 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Downloads (Pure)
Indigenous Women in Science: A proposed framework for leadership, knowledge, innovation, and complexity.Woodroffe, T., Wallace, R., Guthadjaka, K., Funk, J., Maypilama, E. L., Ireland, S., Adair, R., Ober, R., Armstrong, S., Lowell, A. & Pollard, K., 16 Aug 2021, Advances in Global Education and Research. James, W., Cobanoglu, C. & Cavusoglu, M. (eds.). Sarasota, US: University of South Florida M3 Center, Vol. 4. p. 1-16 16 p.
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“We are sacred”: An intercultural and multilingual approach to understanding reproductive health literacy for Yolŋu girls and women in remote Northern AustraliaIreland, S. & Maypilama, E. L., Feb 2021, In: Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 32, S1, p. 192-202 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
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