Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Following a long career as a Registered Nurse, working in various fields but primarily focussed around child and family health, I am now pleased to be able to follow a new path studying psychology. My interests continue to include child health, perinatal health, including the transition to parenthood, and family wellbeing. I have been involved in developing and implementing health programs in these areas. My current research is focussed on grandparent experiences of grief, loss and support following a child's pregnancy loss. I have more recently developed an interest in refugee health and trauma, and the effects of this on the individual and their families.
I am currently exploring grandparents' experiences of grief and support following a child's pregnancy loss. No previous research has specifically explored this area, with current knowledge extrapolated from family based research. This qualitative research is utilising thematic analysis to develop an understanding of grandparents' grief and loss experiences, as well as the supports given, received, and needed following this type of loss.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Combined Masters/PhD Health Psychology candidate University of Adelaide 2012 Registered Nurse Primary Care
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours 1996 - 1997 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Nursing
Date Title Institution name Country 2019 Provisional Psychologist Psychology Board of South Australia — 1987 Registered Nurse Adelaide Childrens Hospital Australia
Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship: Australian Government.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Public Health Association Child Special Interest Group Public Health Association Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2109 - ongoing Member Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Australian Psychology Association Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Adelaide Primary Health Network - Immunisation Hub Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Perinatal Psychology Group Australia
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