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Sue Kildea is an internationally renowned midwifery and health services researcher with collaborative projects across Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK. Specialising in midwifery and maternity services, remote and First Nations health she has projects redesigning maternity services; Birthing on Country services; new methods of monitoring progress in labour; sterile water injections for back pain in labour; waterbirth; and new methods for breastfeeding support. Most projects aim to improve health services and many are to strengthen services for vulnerable women and families (First Nations women, refugee women, teenagers, rural and remote women; women impacted by natural disasters/ stress in pregnancy). She is a strong collaborative researcher with expertise in participatory action research, epidemiology, randomised controlled trials, evaluation and community development. She has worked as a technical advisor in for the World Health Organisation, UNFPA and other organisations in Mongolia, Geneva, Jordan, Viet Nam, Canada, Japan and Indonesia. In 2018, Sue won Research Australia’s Health Services Researcher Award. Together with Molly Wardaguga, a Senior Aboriginal Health Worker from Maningrida, Sue was the joint recipient of the UTS Human Rights Award in 2004. This was awarded for contribution to advancing reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
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2020 Rainmaker Readiness - Pregnant During the Pandemic: Does Midwifery Continuity-of-Care Buffer the Effects of COVID-19-related Stress on the Wellbeing of Mothers and Babies?
29/07/20 → 28/01/22
APP1135125 Building on Our Strengths (BOOSt): Developing and Evaluating Birthing On Country Primary Maternity Units
1/04/19 → 31/08/22
Assessing the impact of bundled care on rates of perineal injury, maternal satisfaction and midwifery practice: a multi-method study
3/09/19 → 3/09/24
Comparing timing of hand expressing of breast milk with breast massage to standard care for mothers of preterm infants between 28 and 35 weeks' gestation: a pilot randomised controlled trial (PREM Trial)
7/09/20 → 31/12/21
1/07/20 → 30/06/21
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.
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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.
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Kildea, S. & King, S., Jun 2021, In: Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 52, 3, p. 389–398 10 p.
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Community-based sexual and reproductive health promotion and services for first nations people in urban AustraliaHickey, S., Roe, Y., Kruske, S., Clifford-Motopi, A., Kildea, S., Bernardino, B. & Fisher, I., 18 May 2021, In: International Journal of Women's Health. 13, p. 467-478 12 p., 34040455.
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Effect of a Birthing on Country service redesign on maternal and neonatal health outcomes for First Nations Australians: a prospective, non-randomised, interventional trialKildea, S., Gao, Y., Hickey, S., Nelson, C., Kruske, S., Carson, A., Currie, J., Reynolds, M., Wilson, K., Watego, K., Costello, J. & Roe, Y., May 2021, In: The Lancet Global Health. 9, 5, p. e651-e659 9 p.
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