Doctor Holly Priddis

Doctor Holly Priddis

Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Qualifications

  • PHD University of Western Sydney
  • BN(Hons) University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Midwives (2008 - 2015)

Awards

  • University Award for Academic Achievement - First Class Honours 2010-09-30
  • Blended Learning Certificate of Recognition 2017-12-15

Interests

  • Birth photography
  • Birth trauma
  • Normal birth
  • Perineal care
  • Postnatal mental health
  • Severe perineal trauma

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: H.Priddis@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9592
Mobile:
Location: EB.LG.76
ParramattaParramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 401030 Midwifery Knowledge 1, 2015
  • 401031 Bioscience for Midwifery, 2015
  • 401032 Midwifery Knowledge 2, 2015
  • 401037 Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery, 2015
  • 401040 Collaborative Care, 2017
  • 401043 Midwifery Practice - Models of Care, 2017
  • 401045 Introduction to Midwifery Practice Experience, 2015
  • 401087 Midwifery as a Profession, 2015

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hewitt, L., Priddis, H. and Dahlen, H. (2019), 'What attributes do Australian midwifery leaders identify as essential to effectively manage a Midwifery Group Practice?', Women and Birth, vol 32, no 2 , pp 168 - 177.
  • Sobhgol, S., Priddis, H., Smith, C. and Dahlen, H. (2019), 'Evaluation of the effect of an antenatal pelvic floor muscle exercise programme on female sexual function during pregnancy and the first 3 months following birth : study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Sobhgol, S., Priddis, H., Smith, C. and Dahlen, H. (2019), 'The effect of pelvic floor muscle exercise on female sexual function during pregnancy and postpartum : a systematic review', Sexual Medicine Reviews, vol 7, no 1 , pp 13 - 28.
  • 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.
  • Priddis, H., Thornton, C., Fowler, C., Schmied, V., Tooher, J., Dickinson, M. and Dahlen, H. (2018), 'Characteristics and service needs of women and babies admitted to residential parenting units in New South Wales : a mixed methods study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 15-16 , pp 2963 - 2973.
  • Salamonson, Y., Priddis, H., Woodmass, J., Everett, B., Lynch, J., Curtis, E. and Ramjan, L. (2018), 'The price of journeying towards the prize : commencing nursing students' experiences of working and studying : a qualitative study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 21-22 , pp 4141 - 4149.
  • Duff, M., Dahlen, H., Burns, E., Priddis, H., Schmied, V. and George, A. (2017), 'Designing an oral health module for the Bachelor of Midwifery program at an Australian university', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 23 , pp 76 - 81.
  • Dahlen, H., Priddis, H. and Thornton, C. (2015), 'Severe perineal trauma is rising, but let us not overreact', Midwifery, vol 31, no 1 , pp 1 - 8.
  • Priddis, H. (2015), 'Autoethnography and severe perineal trauma : an unexpected journey from disembodiment to embodiment', BMC Women's Health, vol 15, no 88 .
  • Priddis, H., Schmied, V. and Dahlen, H. (2014), 'Women's experiences following severe perineal trauma : a qualitative study', BMC Women's Health, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Priddis, H., Schmied, V., Kettle, C., Sneddon, A. and Dahlen, H. (2014), '"A patchwork of services" - caring for women who sustain severe perineal trauma in New South Wales - from the perspective of women and midwives', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2013), 'Women's experiences following severe perineal trauma : a meta-ethnographic synthesis', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 69, no 4 , pp 748 - 759.
  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Sneddon, A., Kettle, C., Brown, C. and Thornton, C. (2013), 'Risk of recurrence, subsequent mode of birth and morbidity for women who experienced severe perineal trauma in a first birth in New South Wales between 2000 - 2008 : a population based data linkage study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 13, no 89 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Dahlen, H., Priddis, H., Schmied, V., Sneddon, A., Kettle, C., Brown, C. and Thornton, C. (2013), 'Trends and risk factors for severe perineal trauma during childbirth in New South Wales between 2000 and 2008 : a population-based data study', BMJ Open, vol 3, no 5 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2012), 'What are the facilitators, inhibitors, and implications of birth positioning? : a review of the literature', Women and Birth, vol 25, no 3 , pp 100 - 106.
  • Dahlen, H., Jackson, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. and Priddis, H. (2011), 'Birth centres and the national maternity services review : response to consumer demand or compromise?', Women and Birth, vol 24, no 4 , pp 165 - 172.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Tracy, S., Jackson, M., Cummings, J. and Priddis, H. (2011), 'Home birth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review : too hot to handle?', Women and Birth, vol 24, no 4 , pp 148 - 155.
  • Priddis, H., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2011), 'Juggling instinct and fear : an ethnographic study of facilitators and inhibitors of physiological birth positioning in two different birth settings', International Journal of Childbirth, vol 1, no 4 , pp 227 - 241.

Previous Projects

Title: Suturing of the perineum following vaginal birth: A mixed methods study
Funder:
  • Australian College of Midwives
Western Researchers: Holly Priddis and Hannah Dahlen
Years: 2018-04-01 - 2019-10-30
ID: P00024969
Title: South West Sydney Innovative Midwife Mentoring Scheme (SWIMMS)
Funder:
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Athena Sheehan, Virginia Schmied, Fiona Arundell, Hannah Dahlen and Holly Priddis
Years: 2018-01-08 - 2019-06-28
ID: P00024728

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Experiences of trauma during pregnancy and childbirth: When the birthing woman is a midwife
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Female sexual dysfunction in pregnancy and postpartum: a randomized controlled trial study
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: What attributes do Australian midwifery leaders identify as essential to effectively manage a Midwifery Group Practice (MGP)?
Field of Research: Midwifery
Thesis Title: What are the experiences of midwives returning to work in a maternity unit after they have experienced a perinatal loss?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: What are the essential characteristics and factors that facilitate optimal management of MGP from the perspectives of MGP midwives and their managers?
Field of Research:

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