Mrs Hazel Keedle

Mrs Hazel Keedle

Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Hazel is a Lecturer and Academic Course Advisor of the Bachelor of Midwifery and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney Univeristy. Hazel has more than two decades of experience as a clinician in nursing and midwifery, educator and researcher.Her research focusses on midwifery practice/education and women’s experience of maternity care. Hazel's work is recognised nationally and internationally, with more than 20 conference and seminar presentations including 10 as an invited speaker. Hazel has a developing publication track record as an early career researcher, with 7 peer reviewed publications and has been awarded the ACM NSW Pat Brodie research scholarship to develop a smartphone application in her PhD research. Hazel is passionate about improving support for women during pregnancy, birth and the early transition to mothering.

This information has been contributed by Mrs Keedle.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Midwives (2009 - 2020)

Awards

  • ACM NSW Pat Brodie Research Scholarship 2019-07-29

Interests

  • Birth trauma
  • Midwifery
  • Pregnancy, birth and postnatal period

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: H.Keedle@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9269
Mobile: 0430044882
Location: EB.LG.75
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 401005 Human Relationships and Life Transitions, 2017
  • 401032 Midwifery Knowledge 2, 2017
  • 401032 Midwifery Knowledge 2, 2018
  • 401032 Midwifery Knowledge 2, 2019
  • 401032 Midwifery Knowledge 2, 2020
  • 401040 Collaborative Care, 2018
  • 401040 Collaborative Care, 2019
  • 401040 Collaborative Care, 2020
  • 401044 Midwifery Practice Experience 5, 2017
  • 401092 Essentials of Best Practice in Midwifery, 2018
  • 401092 Essentials of Best Practice in Midwifery, 2020
  • 401221 Midwifery Professional Practice 3, 2018
  • 401221 Midwifery Professional Practice 3, 2019

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Keedle, H., Peters, L., Schmied, V., Burns, E., Keedle, W. and Dahlen, H. (2020), 'Women's experiences of planning a vaginal birth after caesarean in different models of maternity care in Australia', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 20 .
  • McNally, S., McNally, T., Hatcher, D., O'Reilly, R. and Keedle, H. (2019), 'Student perceptions, experiences and support within their current Bachelor of Nursing', Nurse Education Today, vol 76 , pp 56 - 61.
  • Keedle, H., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2019), 'A narrative analysis of women's experiences of planning a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) in Australia using critical feminist theory', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 19 .
  • Magick Dennis, F. and Keedle, H. (2019), 'Birthing as country', Women and Birth, vol 32, no 5 , pp 383 - 390.
  • Keedle, H., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2018), 'The journey from pain to power : a meta-ethnography on women's experiences of vaginal birth after caesarean', Women and Birth, vol 31, no 1 , pp 69 - 79.
  • Keedle, H., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2018), 'The design, development, and evaluation of a qualitative data collection application for pregnant women', Journal of Nursing Scholarship, vol 50, no 1 , pp 47 - 55.
  • Ormsby, S., Dahlen, H., Ee, C., Keedle, H. and Smith, C. (2018), ''Acupuncture for antenatal depression : it's worth giving it a go' : a qualitative study', Women and Birth, vol 31, no 3 , pp 166 - 176.
  • Priddis, H., Keedle, H. and Dahlen, H. (2018), 'The perfect storm of trauma : the experiences of women who have experienced birth trauma and subsequently accessed residential parenting services in Australia', Women and Birth, vol 31, no 1 , pp 17 - 24.
  • Keedle, H., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2015), 'Women's reasons for, and experiences of, choosing a homebirth following a caesarean section', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 15, no 1 .

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Tackling Maternal Anxiety in the Perinatal Period: Reconceptualising Mothering Narratives', Report
  • 2018, 'Psychosocial Inter-Professional Education (PIPE) project: a multidisciplinary student collaboration', Recorded Work

Hazel Keedle conducts research on effective support for childbearing women through pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period, with a particular focus on women's experience of vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). She is also interested in the education of midwifery students. Hazel has experience with a variety of qualitative methodologies such as narrative analysis, content and thematic analysis. Hazel has conducted a large scale national surveys for the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data and has experience in managing qualitative, quantitative and mixed method studies. Hazel is currently supervising one honours student and mentoring research through SPHERE. 

This information has been contributed by Mrs Keedle.

Current Projects

Title: Birth in the Time of COVID-19
Funder:
  • Maridulu Budyari Gumal
Western Researchers: Hannah Dahlen, Virginia Schmied and Hazel Keedle
Years: 2020-05-25 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00026543
Title: Perinatal Interprofessional Psychosocial Education - Maternity Clinicians (PIPE-MC)
Funder:
  • Department of Health (Cat. 1)
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Virginia Stulz, Rakime Elmir, Rachel Bentley, Hazel Keedle, Rebecca O'Reilly and Holly Kaye-Smith
Years: 2021-06-11 - 2024-06-30
ID: P00026975
Title: The Birth Experience Study (BESt)
Funder:
  • Subashini Hazard
  • CANBERRA MOTHERCRAFT SOCIETY INC
  • PBB Media Incorporated
  • Puremedic Health (Operations) Pty Ltd
  • Homebirth Australia
  • Maternity Choices Australia
  • Maternal Health Matters
Western Researchers: Hazel Keedle and Hannah Dahlen
Years: 2021-03-09 - 2022-03-09
ID: P00027408

Previous Projects

Title: An exploration of the Assistant in Midwifery (AIM) role in NSW Public Hospitals
Funder:
  • NSW Nurses and Midwives Association
Western Researchers: Elaine Burns, Hazel Keedle and Rakime Elmir
Years: 2019-04-23 - 2020-04-23
ID: P00026125

Media

Title: Explainer: vaginal birth after caesarean
Description: Conversation article

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