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Research supports water birth for women with a low-risk pregnancy

…surveyed 502 women at WA’s sole tertiary public maternity hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), between July 2015 and June 2016. Lead author Dr Lucy Lewis, who has a joint appointment at Curtin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and KEMH, said of the 303 women who went on to labour in water, 59 per cent birthed in water and 41 per cent did not, showing that not all women who set out to labour and/or birth in water achieved…

New project offers snapshots into the lives of WA’s refugee community

…South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lebanon and El Salvador, were given cameras to capture images of importance to them. Project Lead, Professor of International Health Jaya Dantas, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University, said the women’s photographs offered a glimpse into the lives of refugee women during resettlement. “The photographs provided important insights into the issues faced by…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…ding Professor and Head of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit. Professor Clements will take over the leadership role from Professor Michael Berndt who retires from Curtin in early 2018. Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences contains seven schools including the recently established Curtin Medical School; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Physiotherapy and Exercise Science; Psychology; Public Health; Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine; and…

Over half of WA’s skilled migrants are working in lesser jobs: survey

…innovative strategies for ensuring their skills are not wasted, and investigates the link between workforce participation and health. Lead authors, Professor of International Health, Jaya Dantas, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, and Dr Ros Cameron, formerly from the School of Management at Curtin University, said the underutilisation of professional migrant skills remained a critical issue for the entire country….

New tool aims to help hospital stay of patients with dementia

…ralian Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Carers and Consumers and Curtin University. The research involved a team from Curtin and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital working with a reference group including family carers of people with dementia. The research project and the reference group was led by Associate Professor Chris Toye, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University….

The business of being dad

…F was also strongly related to men’s identification with the fathering role, more father-time with the child on weekends, and father’s parenting self-efficacy. Dr Cooke, who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, said the study results also indicated that fathers and mothers thought about, and interacted with, their babies in different ways and, in line with previous research, women seemed more adept at…

Back to the future for Chinese and Australian authors

…re films. Ryan wants to tell similar stories to those he was drawn to when growing up. Liz Byrski: The author of nine novels including Gang of Four and The Woman Next Door, and 12 non-fiction books including In Love and War: Nursing Heroes and Remember Me. She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University and is a Senior Fellow of the China Australia Writing Centre. Xia Jia: A Chinese…

POW nurses: a remarkable story of resilience

…ociate Professor Bobbie Oliver, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, as well as support and guidance from Professor Linda Shields, Mrs Ailsa Munns, Dr Mary Tallon, Dr Karen Heslop and Professor Gavin Leslie, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, where she was working while studying. “Without the unbelievable support and patience from so many Curtin staff, this Masters would not have been completed. I cannot even begin to thank…

Celebrating two worlds

…n education – they could then get a good job and provide more for their own children. He always encouraged me to pursue my career.” While three of Kickett’s siblings enrolled at WAIT after completing year 10, Kickett studied nursing at the hospital in Narrogin – a career path that would lead her to Curtin, where she taught nursing and Indigenous health units for almost a decade. “I always wanted to be nurse,” says Kickett. “Growing up I saw a…

Peel community donations of $1.25 million fund student and medical support

…individual student scholarships of $6,000 each year from 2018 to 2020. From 2020, that funding will be used for the construction of the Peel Regional Clinical School, which will host clinical placements for Curtin’s medical, nursing and allied health students, subject to the appropriate approvals from the relevant agencies. Another $250,000 will help develop the Mandurah-based Peel Health Hub, an initiative of GP Down South, which will aim to…