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Alison (Ali) Teate is an early career academic within the discipline of midwifery at the University of Canberra and is employed as an Assistant Professor. This role includes education, research and supervision responsibilities. Ali has worked as a midwife for 25 years and completed her PhD in 2018 at the Western Sydney University. Her thesis examined the influence midwifery continuity of carer on the midwife-woman interactions in the antenatal appointment. She is an active member of the midwifery profession including roles of advocacy, leadership, research, education and clinical practice. She currently holds the position of Chair for the Australian Capital Territory Branch of the Australian College of Midwives; the peek professional body for midwifery in Australia. She works as a midwife in a local public health facility and has a private midwifery business, which focuses on caring for women with complex needs in the antenatal and postnatal periods.

Her research focus includes examining and enhancing quality midwifery care and quality midwifery education, woman-centred care and healthcare communication and interactions. She is passionate about enabling women and midwives to be confident, strong and resilient.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Western Sydney University

28 Aug 201228 Aug 2018

Master, University of Technology Sydney

10 Mar 200622 Nov 2008

Bachelor, University of South Australia

10 Mar 199729 Nov 1997

External positions

Branch Chair, Australian College of Midwives

28 May 2018 → …

Treasurer - Carwoola Brigade, NSW Rural Fire Service

3 May 2015 → …

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Research Output 2012 2015

29 Citations (Scopus)

Group versus conventional antenatal care for women (Review)

Catling, C. J., Medley, N., Foureur, M., Ryan, C., Leap, N., Teate, A. & Homer, C. S. E., 2015, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015, 2, p. 1-61 61 p., CD007622.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Prenatal Care
Premature Birth
Confidence Intervals
Odds Ratio
22 Citations (Scopus)

Addressing obesity in pregnancy: The design and feasibility of an innovative intervention in NSW, Australia

Davis, D., Raymond, J., Clements, V., Mollart, L., Foureur, M., Adams, C. & Teate, A., 2012, In : Women and Birth. 8, 8, p. 174-180 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Focus Groups
Weights and Measures
31 Citations (Scopus)

Group versus conventional antenatal care for women.

Homer, C. S. E., Ryan, C., Leap, N., Foureur, M., Teate, A. & Catling-Paull, C. J., 1 Jan 2012, In : Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 11, p. 1-40 40 p., CD007622.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Prenatal Care
Premature Birth
Preventive Health Services
Odds Ratio