Dr Kendall George - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Kendall George

PhD Sunshine Coast, MMid Sunshine Coast, GradDipMid Aust.Cath., BNursSc Qld.UT

  • Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Midwifery Program Leader
+61 7 5456 5464
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Kendall George

Dr Kendall George has an extensive background both as a registered nurse and midwife and has worked in many diverse clinical areas including; intensive care, rural and remote and emergency nursing. Kendall has practised midwifery in a range of models including large tertiary health care settings, team midwifery and private practice.

Kendall commenced teaching at USC in 2008 and has worked in roles as a clinical facilitator, researcher, tutor, lecturer and course coordinator. Currently Kendall is program leader for the Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow (Maternal and Child Health) at the Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service. Kendall's PhD study was titled "The Parenting Premmies Support Program: developing and piloting a mobile health intervention for mothers of preterm infants". Kendall is passionate about maternal and child health, in particular the relationship between mother and child and normalising infant behaviour.

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year
Learning together to work together: Developing best practice and credentialing frameworks for interprofessional education for health disciplines at USC Bogossian, F., Barr, N., Carter, R., Craven, D., George, K., Hamilton, A., Henderson, A., Katsikitis, M., Masters, N., Nash, G., Pelly, F., Taylor, J. USC Commissioned Learning & Teaching Program Grant A$30,000


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


Escape trial-enabling safe and close care in postnatal environments a pilot study Young, J., Kearney, L., Rutherford, C., Cowan, S., George, K., Hoey, J. Wishlist Sunshine Coast Health Foundation Research Grant Scheme


Yes-Yoga especially for mums by midwives: a pilot research study incorporating pregnancy yoga and childbirth education Kearney, L., Elcheimer, S., Hartley, B., George, K. Wishlist Sunshine Coast Health Foundation 2016
The parenting premmie support program: designing and piloting an mHealth intervention designed to support mothers of preterm infants George, K., Rowe, J., Barnes, M., Kearney, L. USC Research Scholarship


The Staying Connected Project Barnes, M., Rowe, J., George, K. Wishlist Sunshine Coast Health Foundation Research Grant Scheme 2012
Making Baby's Bed: Historical and contemporary images of mother infant interaction Barnes, M., George, K., Rowe, J.

USC Equity Grant

Supporting and mentoring young mothers at university Rowe, J., Barnes, M., Reed, R., Allan, J., George, K. USC Equity Grant 2009

Research areas

  • maternal and child health
  • infant mental health
  • parenting practices
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Teaching areas

  • Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

Program coordinator

Kendall's specialist areas of knowledge include maternal and child health, infant mental health, parenting practices, midwifery, nursing, intensive care, rural and remote and emergency nursing,

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