Jane Lockton

Jane Lockton

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. 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Lockton, J., Oxlad, M., & Due, C. (2023). The loss of a grandchild during pregnancy: an exploration of long-term outcomes for grandparents and their families. Journal of Family Studies, 29(4), 1884-1903.
    2021 Lockton, J., Oxlad, M., & Due, C. (2021). Grandfathers experiences of Grief and Support Following Pregnancy Loss or Neonatal Death of a Grandchild. Qualtiative Health Research, 31(14), 2715-2729.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2020 Lockton, J. B., Oxlad, M., & Due, C. (2020). Knowing How to Help: Grandmothers’ Experiences of Providing and Receiving Support Following Their Child’s Pregnancy Loss. Women and Birth, 34(6), 585-592.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Lockton, J. B., Due, C., & Oxlad, M. (2020). Love, Listen and Learn: Grandmothers’ Experiences of Grief Following Their Child’s Pregnancy Loss:. Women and Birth, 33(4), 401-407.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC3
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2019 Lockton, J. B., Due, C., & Oxlad, M. (2019). When a baby is stillborn, grandparents are hit with ‘two lots of grief’. Here’s how we can help". The Conversation.

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship: Australian Government.

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Public Health Association Child Special Interest Group Public Health Association Australia
  • Memberships

    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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