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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 1995 2019

Making the hidden seen: A narrative analysis of the experiences of Assumption of Care at birth

Marsh, C. A., Browne, J., Taylor, J. & Davis, D., Feb 2019, In : Women and Birth. 32, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Welfare

‘I felt like I could do anything!’ Writing the phenomenon of ‘transcendent birth’ through autoethnography

Kurz, E., Davis, D. & Browne, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Midwifery. 68, p. 23-29 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

South Australia
United Nations
Breast Feeding
Feeding Methods
2 Citations (Scopus)
Subcutaneous Infusions
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Information Storage and Retrieval
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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