School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Danielle Pollock is a Research Fellow within the Transfer Science team at the Joanna Briggs Institute. She is actively involved in the JBI Scoping Review methodology group and G-I-N ANZ working group.
She has extensive teaching experience in health and social science, including best practice approaches in evidence-based healthcare. She has significant experience in the development of online and internal courses for undergraduate studies.
Danielle’s previous research background is in psychology and midwifery, specialising in stillbirth and stigma. During her PhD, she developed the Stillbirth Stigma Scale, which measured the prevalence and type of stigma in bereaved parents. Her work highlighted that over half of bereaved mothers faced stigmatising attitudes and beliefs, and these experiences included being discriminated, feelings of contagiousness, isolation and unable to embrace their motherhood identity. Furthermore, Danielle’s work highlighted bereaved parents as advocates in changing the ingrained and fatalistic attitudes towards stillbirth held by clinicians, researchers, and government organisations. Her other research work includes exploring how government, non-government and health care professionals communicate with women about stillbirth.
Danielle is an early career researcher who prides herself on community involvement, such as her role as co-founder of the ASAP (Australian Stillbirth for Awareness and Prevention), and member of the Still Aware Consumer Advisory board and CRE Stillbirth Steering Committee.
Date Position Institution name 2020 Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2019 - 2019 Research Assistant University of South Australia 2014 - 2019 Tutor University of South Australia
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2020 University of South Australia Australia PhD 2015 - 2015 Flinders University Australia Graduate Certificate Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling 2009 - 2012 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychology (honours)
Year Citation 2020 Pollock, D., Ziaian, T., Pearson, E., Cooper, M., & Warland, J. (2020). Understanding stillbirth stigma: A scoping literature review. Women and Birth, 33(3), 207-218.
2020 Pollock, D., Pearson, E., Cooper, M., Ziaian, T., Foord, C., & Warland, J. (2020). Voices of the unheard: A qualitative survey exploring bereaved parents experiences of stillbirth stigma. Women and Birth, 33(2), 165-174.
2020 Pollock, D., Ziaian, T., Pearson, E., Cooper, M., & Warland, J. (2020). Breaking through the silence in antenatal care: Fetal movement and stillbirth education. Women and Birth, 33(1), 77-85.
2020 Shakespeare, C., Merriel, A., Bakhbakhi, D., Blencowe, H., Boyle, F., Flenady, V., . . . Wojcieszek, A. (2020). The RESPECT Study for consensus on global bereavement care after stillbirth. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 149(2), 137-147.
2020 Pollock, D. K., Esterman, A., Cooper, M., Pearson, E., Ziaian, T., & Warland, J. (2020). Exploring the psychometric validity and reliability of the Stillbirth Stigma Scale in an international sample.. Evidence Based Midwifery. 2019 Pollock, D., Esterman, A., Cooper, M., Ziaian, T., & Warland, J. (2019). Measuring the silence: development and initial psychometric testing of the Stillbirth-stigma scale. Evidence Based Midwifery, 17(3), 77-83.
Year Citation 2020 Warland, J., Dorrian, J., Pollock, D., & Foord, C. (2020). ‘InUTERO’: The effectiveness of an educational half day stillbirth awareness workshop for maternity care providers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Nurse Education Today. Scotland.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Co-Founder Australian Stillbirth for Awareness and Prevention Telethon Kids Institute, University of South Australia, Still Aware Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence Mater Institute, University of Queensland Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Consumer Advisory Panel Still Aware Australia
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