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Deborah has worked as a privately practicing midwife in Australia and New Zealand providing care to women choosing both home and hospital births. She has many years experience teaching in undergraduate (Bachelor of Midwifery) and postgraduate midwifery programs including the supervision of Higher Degree by Research students. She is active in the profession of midwifery, serving as Director on the National Board of the Australian College of Midwives from 2011 to current.

Areas of Teaching

Deborah teaches into the undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programs and has a number of research interests that cohere around central themes of wellness, physiological birth and midwifery led care.

Research Interests

Deborah is particularly interested in place of birth and how the environment impacts on the practice of midwifery and the experiences and outcomes of women and their supporters and continuity of midwifery led care.

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Projects 2012 2017

Research Output 2011 2018

United Nations
Breast Feeding
Feeding Methods
2 Citations
Subcutaneous Infusions
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Information Storage and Retrieval

Effectiveness of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for early-onset group B Streptococcal infection: An integrative review

Braye, K., Ferguson, J., Davis, D., Catling, C., Monk, A. & Foureur, M. Aug 2018 In : Women and Birth. 31, 4, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcal Infections
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Observational Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials
Clinical Trials

Long-Term Weight Gain and Risk of Overweight in Parous and Nulliparous Women

Davis, D., Brown, W. J., Foureur, M., Nohr, E. A. & Xu, F. 1 Jun 2018 In : Obesity. 26, 6, p. 1072-1077 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Longitudinal Studies
Women's Health

Optimizing Gestational Weight Gain With the Eating4Two Smartphone App: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Davis, D., Davey, R., Williams, L. T., Foureur, M., Nohr, E., Knight-Agarwal, C., Lawlis, T., Oats, J., Skouteris, H. & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. 30 May 2018 In : JMIR Research Protocols. 7, 5, p. e146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Prenatal Care
Social Class