Dr Christine Andrews

Honorary Fellow

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine

Honorary Fellow/Lecturer

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine


Perinatal Implementation Scientist & Postdoctoral Researcher & Science Communicator:

I am a full-time perinatal implementation science researcher. Since 2018, I have worked for the not-for profit, Mater Research, conducting research in implementing stillbirth prevention strategies. My vision is to make substantive improvements in national maternity care standards through actioning effective and targeted evidence-based implementation strategies to embed best practice recommendations into maternity care.I work as a Postdoctoral Research Officer with the Centre for Research Excellence in Stillbirth.

Communication and consumer involvement in research:

I am a leader within Mater Research for enhancing consumer involvement in research. Awarded a Stillbirth Foundation Research Grant (2021) I am leading a research study developing "A Guide to Research for Bereaved Parents", to improve the capacity of researchers and bereaved parents to co-design and translate research together.

Development of research workforce:

As Co-chair of the Early to Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Committee, I advocate for EMCRs and clinician researchers. Providing peer support, I organise external speakers to encourage scientific discussions and expertise sharing at monthly meetings. As an EMCR representative on the Mater Research Student Committee, I review student applications, offering constructive feedback to help prospective students obtain scholarships. I judge student awards and regularly chair student sessions at events such as the Mater Research Showcase and monthly Seminar Series.

Research Impacts

Within a short time, post-PhD, I have expanded my research expertise, emerging as a senior leader within a large community of practice, with increasing responsibility for specific programs of work, under the mentorship of prominent researchers. I have advisory roles on three state-level government committees informing implementation and evaluation approaches for the #Safer Baby Bundle, which aims to reduce late gestation stillbirths in Australia. I am a key driver of the Safer Baby Bundle initiative, leading the national evaluation of its impact.


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Andrews, C., Middleton, P., Ellwood, D., Gordon, A., Homer, C., Donnolley, N., Boyle, F., Morris, J. and Flenady, V. (2019). Survey of Australian maternity services on care practices to reduce stillbirth. 23rd Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), Gold Coast, Queensland, 17-20 March 2019. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14409_4

  • Dijksteel, Gabrielle, Kuch, Natalia, op 't Veld, Roel C. and Andrews, Christine (2017). Report on the 2nd European Tissue Repair Society summer school, Brussels, September 11–12th, 2017. In: 2nd European Tissue Repair Society summerschool, Brussels, Belgium, (1027-1028). September 11–12th, 2017. doi:10.1111/wrr.12596

  • Andrews, Christine, Kempf, Margit, Kimble, Roy and Cuttle, Leila (2016). Assessment of tissue damage from burn injuries using a porcine scald burn model. Joint meeting of the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) and the Molecular & Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia (MEPSA), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 November 2016. Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision