Annual Report 2013


Many changes happened in 2013 - these were the two most exciting events:

  • Mother and Child Health Research was renamed to Judith Lumley Centre in honour of the Centre's founding director
  • our successful research program expanded to include research on the Transition to Contemporary Parenthood, which was made possible by a generous donation from Mrs Roberta Holmes.

Our work on diverse and multidisciplinary research projects in the areas of mother and infant health and parenthood continued. Some of the highlights were:

  • publication of the CASTLE study outcomes, which show the role thrush plays in nipple and breast pain when breastfeeding
  • publication of the COSMOS study outcomes, the first randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery in Australia
  • use of findings from an evaluation of the Victorian homebirthing pilots to inform a motion passed in the Victorian Parliament to expand public hospital homebirth services.
To read more, download the JLC Annual Report 2013 [PDF 1.21MB].

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