Associate Professor Lauren Kearney

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Associate Professor Lauren Kearney is a registered midwife and nurse and is employed as a Conjoint Associate Professor in Midwifery between the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, UQ and the Women's and Newborn Services, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. Lauren’s teaching expertise is within the postgraduate and higher degree by research areas. Her research track record is strongly focused upon maternal and child health; specifically, within the domains of evaluation of models of care (relating to the perinatal period and early years), intravenous fluid management and access during labour and birth, facilitators to promote a positive and physiological spontaneous vaginal birth, management of postpartum haemorrhage, and strategies for enabling closeness between mothers and infants in the postpartum period. Lauren has strong industry collaborations. The recipient of several competitive research grants in the maternal and child health area, Lauren is passionate about improving the experience of health care for women and children through translation of high-quality evidence into practice.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Midwifery, Australian Catholic University
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Community Child Health, Australian Catholic University
  • Graduate Diploma in Community Child Health, Australian Catholic University
  • Bachelor of General Nursing, Australian Catholic University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Meyer, Holly, Kearney, Lauren, Lee, Nigel and George, Kendall (2023). How the intentions of maternity care providers influence normal physiological birth. AMSTERDAM: ELSEVIER. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2023.07.051

  • Lee, Nigel, Kearney, Lauren, Brady, Susannah, Hawley, Glenda, Kilgour, Catherine, Peacock, Ann, Winters-Chang, Peta, Anderson, Loretta, Shipton, Emma and Humphrey, Tracy (2023). Consent during labour and birth as observed by midwifery students: A mixed methods study. 33rd International Confederation of Midwives ICM Triennial Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 11-14 June 2023.

  • Lee, Nigel, Kearney, Lauren, Brady, Susannah, Hawley, Glenda, Kilgour, Catherine, Peacock, Ann, Winters-Chang, Peta, Anderson, Loretta, Shipton, Emma and Humphrey, Tracy (2023). Consent during labour. Trans Tasman Midwifery Education Consortium, Canberra, ACT Australia, 30-31 March 2023.

  • Craswell, Alison, Kearney, Lauren, McAtee, Jenni, Hadland, Mariann, Smyth, Wendy and Nagel, Cate (2021). Impact of electronic medical records within the maternity environment: An ethnographic exploration of midwifery practice. 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021, Virtual, 23 August - 2 September 2021. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press BV. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210788

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

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