La Trobe Direct Research
A number of other research relationships exist between La Trobe University and the Women’s; some examples are highlighted here.
Professional Doctorate in Public Health – a La Trobe University / Women’s partnership
BN, M Public Administration, and Wharton University Fellow in Management
Sherri is the first Chief Experience Officer at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. She came to Australia in 2017 year from Canada where she worked had worked for over 25 years in nursing and health care leadership positions in acute, home and community care and government. As a result of her own personal and professional journey, Sherri has developed a passion for working with health care organisations that are committed to creating cultures that honour the experience of patients and consumers. Sherri is currently enrolled in the Professional Doctorate program at La Trobe University.
RN, CCRM, RM, M Ed
Bree has worked extensively as a clinician in primary secondary and tertiary maternity services and facilitated maternity education programs in rural, regional and metropolitan areas across Victoria. Bree is a Consultant Midwife and Director for the Regional Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committees. This initiative aims to ensure all rural services are linked to regional services to support a consistent coordinated approach to mortality and serious morbidity review, support independent multidisciplinary clinical expertise and enhance learning between clinicians. A key area of interest includes review of near miss events, improving quality and safety and access to timely maternity care. Bree is currently enrolled in the Professional Doctorate program at La Trobe University.
Allied Health research
Dr. Amelia Lee
BSc (Hons), MND, PhD
Amelia is a clinical and food services dietitian. She started working in community health in 2001 working with individuals with chronic conditions and developed an interest in women’s health. She has been at the Women’s since 2007 providing nutrition advice to pregnant women to optimise pregnancy outcomes. This has led to an interest in researching pregnancy nutrition and health outcomes. She completed her PhD in pregnancy nutrition and knowledge in 2016 and has since been working to develop a research profile within her clinical role.
- What do pregnant women eat, and are they meeting the recommended dietary requirements for pregnancy? Lee A, Muggli E, Halliday J, Lewis S, Gasparini E, Forster DA. Midwifery 2018; 67; 70-76. https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S026661381830278X?token=9A9979350B1F00A4A9CC899B570C57C457460A25DEDE41F6706BFF5AA953FA302BE3FD9262656214B3D08603914ACDDD
- Lee A, Newton M, Radcliffe J, Belski R. Pregnancy nutrition knowledge and experiences of pregnant women and antenatal care clinicians: A mixed methods approach. Women Birth 2018; 31(4): 269-277.
- Lee A, Belski R, Radcliffe J, Newton M. What do women know about the healthy eating guidelines for pregnancy? A web-based questionnaire. Matern Child Health J 2016; 20(10): 2179-88.