Sue Kruske


Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Professor Sue Kruske has worked in the primary care setting for over 30 years. She has contributed to health services in a variety of roles and settings including clinical, policy, education and research. She has sound industry experience in both government and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and is an endorsed midwife authorized to prescribe scheduled medicines and order diagnostic tests. She has clinical, teaching and research experience in maternal, child and cross-cultural health. She has been a CI on 8 ARC and NHMRC grants and has extensive experience in Indigenous child and maternal health across remote through to urban areas. Her previous experience in supporting non-Indigenous health providers to be aware of their own values and beliefs when working cross culturally aims to contribute to a culturally competent workforce. As Director of the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies (2011-2014) and National Director of the Australian Nurse Family Partnership National Support Service (2020-ongoing) she works effectively with industry partners in the delivery of community based primary care services. She has also worked internationally in several countries including PNG, Samoa, Tanzania and Indonesia. Her work on Aboriginal parenting and working effectively with Aboriginal families has broad relevance to the health and education sector.

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Research Output

Australian parents’ experiences with universal child and family health services

Rossiter, C., Fowler, C., Hesson, A., Kruske, S., Homer, C. S. E., Kemp, L. & Schmied, V., Jun 2019, In : Collegian. 26, 3, p. 321-328 8 p.

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  • Australian parents’ use of universal child and family health services: A consumer survey

    Rossiter, C., Fowler, C., Hesson, A., Kruske, S., Homer, C. S. E. & Schmied, V., Mar 2019, In : Health and Social Care in the Community. 27, 2, p. 472-482 11 p.

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  • Establishing teams aiming to provide culturally safe maternity care for Indigenous families

    Hickey, S., Kildea, S., Couchman, K., Watego-Ivory, K., West, R., Kruske, S., Blackman, R., Watego, S. & Roe, Y. L., Oct 2019, In : Women and Birth. 32, 5, p. 449-459 11 p.

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  • Reducing preterm birth amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies: A prospective cohort study, Brisbane, Australia

    Kildea, S., Gao, Y., Hickey, S., Kruske, S., Nelson, C., Blackman, R., Tracy, S., Hurst, C., Williamson, D. & Roe, Y., 24 Jun 2019, In : EClinicalMedicine. 12, July, p. 43-51 9 p.

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  • Birthing on Country (in Our Community): A case study of engaging stakeholders and developing a best-practice Indigenous maternity service in an urban setting

    Kildea, S., Hickey, S., Nelson, C., Currie, J., Carson, A., Reynolds, M., Wilson, K., Kruske, S., Passey, M., Roe, Y., West, R., Clifford, A., Kosiak, M., Watego, S. & Tracy, S., 7 Apr 2018, In : Australian Health Review. 42, 2, p. 230-238 9 p.

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  • Thesis

    Not seen, not heard: the invisibility of child and family health nurses in their role of safeguarding children in the Northern Territory

    Author: Land, M. P., Jun 2013

    Supervisor: Barclay, L. (Supervisor), Kruske, S. (Supervisor) & Dunn, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Same, but different: contemporary child and family health nursing practice in New South Wales

    Author: Kruske, S., Sep 2005

    Supervisor: Barclay, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU