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A Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminar with Lisa Amir, Stephanie Amir, Amanda Cooklin and Nawal Abdulghani

Wednesday 05 June 2019 12:30 pm until Wednesday 05 June 2019 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Judith Lumley Centre
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Lisa Amir, Stephanie Amir, Amanda Cooklin and Nawal Abdulghani
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A/Prof Lisa Amir is a Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre. She conducts research in the area of breastfeeding - from rates and determinants of breastfeeding, to nipple and breast pain in breastfeeding women, to use of medicines for breastfeeding women. She will present findings from her recent study about breastfeeding in public.

Stephanie Amir is currently a researcher at the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. She has previous experience at Monash University, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Family Studies, and held research roles in the private and non-profit sectors. Stephanie is also an elected local councillor at the City of Darebin, where she makes strategic decisions about urban planning and community services for over 150,000 residents.

Dr Amanda Cooklin is a social scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre. She leads the employment and family wellbeing research program within the Centre's 'Transition to Contemporary Parenthood Program'. This research focuses on broad social determinants of parents' mental health, parent-child interactions, and the work-family interface, with a particular focus on how parents’ work shapes family relationships and parental care for children, including breastfeeding.

Nawal Abdulghani is a lecturer at Umm Al-Qura University and a registered Nurse-Midwife in Saudi Arabia. Nawal is a PhD candidate at Judith Lumley Centre. Her research is exploring the hospital practices related to skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after normal birth. Nawal will share her results from an observational study about SSC and breastfeeding practices within the first hour after birth.

Image: Museum of Korcula; courtesy of L Amir

Time and venue

5 June 2019
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Judith Lumley Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University
Bundoora Campus, George Singer Building: level 3, room 335
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The Judith Lumley Centre holds open lunchtime seminars on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December from 12.30 - 1.30 pm and also extra seminars at different times. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.

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George Singer Building, level 3, room 335

La Trobe University



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