birthing on country

WA hospitals urged to ‘close the gap’ in Aboriginal maternity care

April 10th, 2018

A four-year study led by respected Murdoch University maternal health researchers has found that more Aboriginal midwives and culturally secure care in WA hospitals are critical to closing the gap in maternity care and childbirth outcomes for Aboriginal mothers and their babies.

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Opinion: Why we need to support Aboriginal women’s choice to give birth on country

June 15th, 2016

Professor Rhonda Marriott

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch’s Professor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Rhonda Marriott and her co-authors argue that getting maternity care right for Aboriginal women will be critical in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal babies.

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Indigenous researcher makes Western Australian of the Year shortlist

May 28th, 2015

Professor Rhonda Marriott

Aboriginal health researcher Professor Rhonda Marriott has been shortlisted in the Western Australian of the Year Awards.

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Murdoch professor honoured with lifetime achievement award

October 20th, 2014

A distinguished Murdoch University Aboriginal health researcher has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by her peers in midwifery and nursing at a recent conference.

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New study to investigate maternity provision for Aboriginal women

June 9th, 2014

A multi-faceted study led by a Murdoch University researcher will influence the way maternity services support Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy and birthing.

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