Dr Rachel Reed

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Dr Rachel Reed

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Senior Lecturer, Midwifery

PhD Sunshine Coast,. GCEd Qld.UT,. BSc(Hons) Mids/RM Northumbria.

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+61 7 5459 4843
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H1.G.64
Dr Rachel Reed

Profile

Dr Rachel Reed has practised midwifery in a range of models and settings in the United Kingdom and Australia, including midwifery group practice and private practice. She has attended births in hospitals, birth centres and homes.

Rachel is committed to the promotion of physiological birth, and of women's innate ability to birth and mother. She is also an advocate for women's rights in maternity care and supports midwives in providing woman-centred, evidence based care. Her PhD thesis is 'midwifery practice during birth: rites of passage and rites of protection'. Rachel is widely published in journal articles, books, magazines and websites. She is also the author of the popular MidwifeThinking blog site. Rachel is a regular keynote speaker at national and international conferences and events.

Rachel is the Discipline Lead for Midwifery at USC.

Professional memberships

  • Homebirth Australia

Research grants

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Year (Year/s of operation)

Promoting and facilitating spontaneous vaginal birth in nulliparous women at full term:  systematic review, predictive cohort study and development of an evidence-based bundle of care

Kearney, L., Bogossian, F., George, K., Reed, R., Reeves, J., Triggs, T.

Wishlist-SERTF Collaborative Research Grant A$49,881

2019

Respectful maternity care: a cross-sectional survey of Queensland Women

Reed, R, Bogossian, F, Kearney, L, Kynn, M, Jenkinson, R, Nugent, R, Toohill, J, Vedam, S

SNMP & NURTURE Grant

A$9,931

2019

Identifying the risk: a prospective cohort study examining postpartum haemorrhage in a regional Australian health service

Kearney, L, Davenport, L, Schafer, K, Reed, R, Young, J

Wishlist

A$19,998

2015-2016

Exploring the relationship between assisted conception and breastfeeding outcomes: a systematic review of the literature

Barnes, M, Rowe, J, Reed, R, Brooker, L, Dunn, P, Roiko, A

USC Seed Grant

A$5,000

2010 - 2011

Supporting and mentoring young mothers at university

Rowe, J, Barnes, M, Reed, R and Allan, J

USC Equity Grant

A$5,000

2009

Exploring experiences and associations between breastfeeding outcomes and assisted reproduction

Barnes, M, Roiko, A, Reed, R, Williams, C and Willcox, K

Queensland Nursing Council Grant

A$26,000

2007-2009

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