Caring for women in labour

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Join us for this Judith Lumley Centre seminar and hear from Dr Laura Whitburn and Professor Christine East share their research projects on caring for women in labour

Wednesday 03 November 2021 12:30 pm until Wednesday 03 November 2021 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Dr Stacey Hokke
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Dr Laura Whitburn, Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology and Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University; and Professor Christine East, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University and Mercy Health
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Join us to hear from Dr Laura Whitburn and Professor Christine East share their research projects on caring for women in labour.

Dr Laura Whitburn started her career as a physiotherapist before transitioning into tertiary education and research. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and a researcher at the Judith Lumley Centre (JLC). In 2018, Laura completed a PhD at JLC on labour pain, aiming to better understand this complex experience. She now leads a program of research focussing on reconceptualising labour pain and improving birthing women’s childbirth experiences. In this seminar, Laura will present her research titled “Impressions from the development of a multidimensional, woman-centred tool to capture women’s experiences of labour pain”.

Professor Christine East is a nurse and midwife with a passion for understanding the why, what, how and what’s new for clinical care. Her research and clinical career spans many aspects of care during pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding. She traverses academia and clinical through her joint appointment between Mercy Health and La Trobe University: linking the focus of patients & clinicians and academics & students. Current research projects involve varied perinatal interests, including induction of labour, postpartum haemorrhage, preventing stillbirth, Cochrane systematic reviews, refugee perinatal mental health, and beyond, with nursing interests emerging in the areas of fatigue and medication errors, as well as residential aged-care in-reach services and rehabilitation for those with long COVID. Chris will present on “Exploratory mapping of induction of labour and clinical outcomes”.

The Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminar series showcases the work of national and international academics/researchers. They are free and open to all, and delivered in accessible language.

The seminar will be presented on Zoom via this link.

Find out more about the Judith Lumley Centre and the School of Nursing and Midwifery on the website and on LinkedIn.



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