Danielle Pollock

Danielle Pollock

Research Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Danielle Pollock is a Research Fellow within the Evidence-based Healthcare Research team at JBI. She is actively involved in the JBI Scoping Review methodology group and GIN 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.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Semendric, I., Pollock, D., Haller, O. J., George, R. P., Collins-Praino, L. E., & Whittaker, A. L. (2021). "Chemobrain" in childhood cancer survivors - the impact on social, academic, and daily living skills: a qualitative systematic review protocol.. JBI evidence synthesis.
    2021 Pollock, D., Pearson, D. E., Cooper, D. M., Ziaian, A. P. T., Foord, C., & Warland, A. P. J. (2021). Breaking the silence: Determining Prevalence and Understanding Stillbirth Stigma. Midwifery, 93, 102884.
    DOI Scopus2
    2021 Pollock, D., Davies, E., Peters, M., Tricco, A., Alexander, L., McInerney, P., . . . Munn, Z. (2021). Undertaking a scoping review: A practical guide for nursing and midwifery students, clinicians, researchers, and academics. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(4), 2102-2113.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC5
    2021 Peters, M. D. J., Marnie, C., Tricco, A. C., Pollock, D., Munn, Z., Alexander, L., . . . Khalil, H. (2021). Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI evidence implementation, 19(1), 3-10.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
    2021 Pollock, D., Shepherd, C. C. J., Adane, A. A., Foord, C., Farrant, B. M., & Warland, J. (2021). Knowing your audience: Investigating stillbirth knowledge and perceptions in the general population to inform future public health campaigns. Women and Birth.
    2020 Shakespeare, C., Merriel, A., Bakhbakhi, D., Blencowe, H., Boyle, F. M., 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.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC3
    2020 Pollock, D., Esterman, A., Pearson, E., Cooper, M., Ziaian, T., & Warland, J. (2020). Exploring the psychometric validity and reliability of the stillbirth stigma scale. Evidence Based Midwifery, 18(2), 5-12.
    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.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    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.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC2
    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.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    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.
    2020 Pollock, D., Murphy, M., O'Leary, J., & Warland, J. (2020). Pregnancy after loss during the COVID19 pandemic. Women and Birth, 33(6), 540-543.
    2020 Peters, M. D. J., Marnie, C., Tricco, A. C., Pollock, D., Munn, Z., Alexander, L., . . . Khalil, H. (2020). Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(10), 2119-2126.
    DOI Scopus56 Europe PMC41
    2020 Pollock, D., Cooper, M., McArthur, A., Barker, T., & Munn, Z. (2020). Women's experiences of their interactions with health care providers during the postnatal period in Australia: a qualitative systematic review protocol.. JBI evidence synthesis, 19(3), 622-628.
    2020 Khalil, H., Peters, M. D., Tricco, A. C., Pollock, D., Alexander, L., McInerney, P., . . . Munn, Z. (2020). Guidance to conducting high quality scoping reviews.. J Clin Epidemiol, 130, 156-160.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    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.
  • Conference Items

    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: Elsevier BV.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2021 Semendric, I., Haller, O., George, R., Pollock, D., Whittaker, A., & Collins-Praino, L. (2021). Experience of the impact of chemobrain in childhood cancer survivors: a qualitative systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021240573. PROSPERO.

2020  Warland J, Boyle F, Horey D, Pollock D. Stillbirth Foundation Australia. Birthing in Grief  $49,497

2020 O’Brien L, Wimmer L, Libsack S, Pollock D, Warland J, Heazell A. Star Legacy Foundation: Maternal Health and Sleep During Covid-19 (entirely funded by Star legacy Foundation)


  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor The effectiveness of ventilation tube insertion versus non-surgical management of chronic otitis media with effusion in children with non-syndromic cleft palate: a systematic review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Miss Grace Wambui Maina
  • Committee Memberships

    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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