Dr Nigel Lee

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 3163 6118


Nigel is a lecturer / researcher with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and the Midwifery Research Unit. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, Charles Darwin University. He is a Midwife with clinical, education, research and policy experience encompassing a broad range of midwifery care provision including birth suite, continuity of care and community midwifery. Nigel is an effective clinical leader with a track record for linking research with clinical practice and effecting practice change. He completed a PhD in 2013 researching different techniques for the administration of sterile water injections for the management of back pain in labour. His research in this field is ongoing. Nigel’s other areas of research interest include the duration and management of normal first and second stage labour. Nigel has expertise in conducting randomised controlled trials and mixed methods design. He is a strong collaborative researcher with projects involving fellow academics from Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University


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Featured Publications


  • Glover, Pauline, Lewis, Louise, McNeill, Liz, Costins, Pauline, Warland, Jane, Kew, Clare, Bradfield, Zoe, Kuliukas, Lesley, Staff, Lynne, Burns, Virginia, Mannix, Trudi, Taylor, Ann, Lee, Nigel and Brady, Susannah (2017). Midwifery. Milton, QLD Australia: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Drogeuller, Adeline, Latif, Ahmed, Bisits, Andrew, Sneddon, Anne, Preston-Thomas, Annie, Steiner, Caitlin, Homer, Caroline, Chapple, Cathy, Costello, Craig, Ellwood, David, Gleeson, Glenda, Paterson-Walley, Glenda, Dahlen, Hannah, Hanock, Heather, Knox, Janet, Delima, Jennifer, Lakshmi, Jhansi, David, Josh, Gardiner, Judith, Sullivan, Katie, Scott, Lesley, Marshall, Lewis, Dennis, Louise, Little, Lucy, Young, Lyndall, O'Brien, Margaret, Haliday, Megan, Nicholl, Michael, Luey, Michele ... Walsh, Warren (2014). Minymaku Kutja Tjukurpa: Women's Business Manual: Literal translation: 'Women Only Story'. 5th Edition ed. Alice Spring, NT, Australia: Centre for Remote Health.

Book Chapter

  • Lee, Nigel and Tracy, Sally K. (2018). Disturbances in the rhythm of labour. Midwifery: preparation for practice. (pp. 861-889) edited by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, Hannah G. Dahlen and Lesley Dixon. Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor