2014 was a year
of consolidation, expansion and development for the Judith Lumley Centre. We
established the Inaugural Roberta Holmes Professional Chair for the new program
Transition to Contemporary
Parenthood. Professor Jan Nicholson took up this position in April
The new Parenthood program commenced with a successful NHMRC grant extending the Early Home Learning Study to children at primary school. Staff of the new program brought two other studies with them looking at Parental Fear and Work-family balance.
The Centre extended its work into migrant, refugee and Asia
Pacific communities with studies of the birthing
outcomes among East African immigrant women, a feasibility study of
labour companions for migrant
women birthing in Victoria and others.
These are only a few of the highlights in 2014. Find more detailed descriptions of all our research projects in the areas of mother and infant health, transition to contemporary parenthood, maternity care and family services in the early years, sexual and reproductive health, breastfeeding and reducing violence against women and children - and more - in the Annual Report available at: