Dr Lauren Kearney

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Dr Lauren Kearney


Teaching areas

  • Paediatric and Child Health Nursing

Research areas

  • evaluation of innovative health care delivery programs
  • breastfeeding
  • community-based child health and the early years
  • midwifery practice and the perinatal period


Dr Lauren Kearney is currently working with a great team of nurses and midwives in a joint appointment between the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Women and Families Service Group of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, as a senior research fellow. This role involves initiating and supporting ‘ground-up and clinician-led’ research within maternal and child health. Her clinical background includes work as a paediatric and child health nurse, with a special interest in breastfeeding. She is also a registered midwife.

Research grants 

Project Investigator(s) Funding Body Year
Reducing risk for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies: trial of a safe sleep enabler to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected deaths in infancy in high risk environments. Young J, Craigie L, Ngarrama Team (Hine H, Kosiak M,   O’Sullivan M), Woorabinda Multi-purpose Health Centre staff (Cody R, Vahdat P, Doolan F), Townville-Mackay Medicare Local (McAvoy L, Saylor L, Lauder D),   Kearney L, Cowan S. Closing the Gap: National Partnership Agreement on Indigneous Early Childhood Development   $314,980 2013-2014
Open-Access Community Child Health Clinics: Evaluation of support for parents with infants aged 0-18 months. Kearney, L., Fulbrook, P. & Howlett, L. Regional Research Grant: Royal Children's Hospital Foundation   $100,000 2005-2009
Novice Research Grant Kearney, L. Queensland Nursing Council   $7,899 2005-2009
Research Grant Kearney, L. Ipswich Hospital Foundation   $10,000 2005-2009
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