- Paediatric and Child Health Nursing
- evaluation of innovative health care delivery programs
- community-based child health and the early years
- midwifery practice and the perinatal period
Dr Lauren Kearney works in a joint clinical academic appointment between the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast and the Women and Families Service Group, Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Lauren’s clinical background is in paediatric and child health nursing and in more recent year’s midwifery.
The Primary focus of her role is to build and support research capacity amongst nurses, midwives and other health care professionals working within the maternal, child and family health domain. She is currently supervising a number of higher degree by research students, and research interests include the perinatal period, postpartum haemorrhage, care for women with complex needs during labour and birth and enabling closeness between mothers and infants in the postpartum period.
Lauren has been the recipient of a number of competitive research grants which primarily support clinicians to conduct pragmatic research within their clinical speciality, with the goal to improve practice.
|Barriers and facilitators, to care close to or at home for dying||Boyce, A., Kearney, L. & George, K.||Wishlist A$5,000|
|Thromboelastography in Obstetrics||Godsall, G. & Kearney, L.||Wishlist A$20,000||2017|
|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.), Townsville-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|