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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 2019

Research Output 1995 2019

Analysing constructions of childbirth in the media: Moving possibilities for childbirth beyond gender essentialism

Kurz, E., Davis, D. & Browne, J., 7 Jul 2019, In : Women and Birth. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural Childbirth

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

Midwifery is a vital solution: What is holding back global progress?

Renfrew, M. J., Ateva, E., Dennis-Antwi, J. A., Davis, D., Dixon, L., Johnson, P., Kennedy, H. P., Knutsson, A., Lincetto, O., McConville, F., McFadden, A., Taniguchi, H., Ten Hoope Bender, P. & Zeck, W., 3 Jul 2019, In : Birth. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Universal Coverage
Health Status
Health Services

Probiotic supplementation in well children: A scoping review

Irwin, N., Davis, D. & Currie, M., 25 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Child Health Care. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cross-Sectional Studies

Ways of providing midwifery continuity of care

Crowther, S., Ross-Davie, M., DAVIS, D. & Donnolley, N., 2019, Midwifery Continuity of Care. Homer, C., Leap, N., Brodie, P. & Sandall, J. (eds.). 2 ed. Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier, p. 53-74 22 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter