ARCH staff at Mercy Health

ARCH Director - Mercy Health

Christine East is Director of the Mercy Health ARCH, and is a Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at Mercy Health and La Trobe University. She is a member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (and a past president), the Australian College of Nursing, the Australian College of Midwifery and the External Review Group for World Health Organisation Recommendations (maternity). She has led randomised controlled trials of fetal monitoring during labour, is an investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council's Stillbirth Centre of Excellence and an investigator on two project grants. She also conducts numerous systematic reviews. She has over 100 publications and is based at the Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital.

Research group

Christopher Martin is a professional doctoral candidate at La Trobe University. He is using qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the relationship between fatigue and nurses’ medication errors.

Brooke Owen is a professional doctoral candidate at La Trobe University, based at the Mercy Hospital for Women. She is exploring the reasons for induction of labour in women with larger babies, and assessing outcomes across three tertiary hospitals in Melbourne.


For enquiries please contact:

Professor Christine East
Professor of Nursing and Midwifery, Mercy Health and La Trobe University
College of Science, Health and Engineering
La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia