Professor Virginia Schmied

Professor Virginia Schmied

Director Research,
Dean's Unit - School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Professor,
School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Biography

Virginia Schmied is Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Family and Community Health (FaCH) research group. She is a registered midwife and a registered nurse with experience extends across clinical practice, education, research and consultancy. Professor Schmied has worked in other tertiary institutions and as a senior manager in the public sector. She holds a Visiting Professorship at University of Central Lancashire (UK) and an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Technology, Sydney. Professor Schmied is a leading Australian researcher in midwifery and child and family health. Her program of scholarship, teaching and research is grounded in social science theory and methods and focuses on transition to motherhood, perinatal mental health, breastfeeding and infant feeding decisions, postnatal care, effective models to support vulnerable families, family centered care in NICU, strengthening the universal health services for families and children and the role of the child and family health nurse. In addition she works with colleagues to research strategies to facilitate normal birth including studies on obesity in childbirth, physiological birth positions and place of birth. Professor Schmied is currently supervising 11 higher degree students in these areas She has published over 80 refereed journal articles, book chapters and published reports and regularly presents (including as a key note speaker) at national and international conferences. Professor Schmied has recently completed two ARC linkage study and is currently an investigator on two other ARC linkage projects and an ARC discovery grant (Miller Early Childhood Sustained Nurse Home Visiting) and has previously held ARC and NHMRC grants. Her research has been translated to policy and practice. For example, the findings of infant feeding research have been translated and disseminated in teaching resources for health professionals (training manual for antenatal educators and bilingual parent educators) as well as resources for parents (eg Breastfeeding and You DVD; information translated into several languages on infant feeding)  She is particularly skilled in building collaborative teams and has used opportunities for seed funding to grow a teams / networks, to publish findings and reports and then to apply for competitive funding. 

This information has been contributed by Professor Schmied.

Qualifications

  • BA University of New South Wales
  • PhD University of Technology, Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Midwives (1992)

Interests

  • Health and maternity service systems
  • Infant feeding
  • Perinatal mental health

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School Of Nursing And Midwifery
  • School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Contact

Email: V.Schmied@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9505
Mobile: 0430242140
Location: EB.LG.33
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2015), 'A mirror on practice : using ethnography to identify and facilitate best practice in maternity and child health care', Ethnographic Research in Maternal and Child Health, Taylor and Francis 9781138792203.
  • Sheehan, A. and Schmied, V. (2011), 'The imperative to breastfeed: An Australian perspective', Infant Feeding Practices: A Cross-cultural Perspective, Springer 9781441968722.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. and Tracy, S. (2011), 'Bringing it all together: an application of the research process to the field of practice', Navigating the Maze of Research. Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice, Elsevier 9780729540902.
  • Schmied, V. and Lupton, D. (2010), 'Blurring the boundaries: breastfeeding and maternal subjectivity', Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work, Ashgate Publishing Ltd 9780754679103.

Journal Articles

  • Jefferies, D., Horsfall, D. and Schmied, V. (2017), 'Blurring reality with fiction : exploring the stories of women, madness, and infanticide', Women and Birth, vol 30, no 1 , pp 24 - 31.
  • Rossiter, C., Schmied, V., Kemp, L., Fowler, C., Kruske, S. and Homer, C. (2017), 'Responding to families with complex needs : a national survey of child and family health nurses', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 73, no 2 , pp 386 - 398.
  • Fowler, C., Schmied, V., Dickinson, M. and Dahlen, H. (2017), 'Working with complexity : experiences of caring for mothers seeking residential parenting services in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 3 , pp 524 - 534.
  • Olley, H., Psaila, K., Fowler, C., Kruske, S., Homer, C. and Schmied, V. (2017), ''Being the bridge and the beacon' : a qualitative study of the characteristics and functions of the liaison role in child and family health services in Australia', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 1-2 , pp 91 - 102.
  • Stevens, J., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2017), 'Video ethnography during and after caesarean sections : methodological challenges', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 13-14 , pp 2083 - 2092.
  • Valizadeh, S., Hosseinzadeh, M., Mohammadi, E., Hassankhani, H., Fooladi, M. and Schmied, V. (2017), 'Addressing barriers to health : experiences of breastfeeding mothers after returning to work', Nursing and Health Sciences, vol 19, no 1 , pp 105 - 111.
  • 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.
  • Schmied, V., Black, E., Naidoo, N., Dahlen, H. and Liamputtong, P. (2017), 'Migrant women's experiences, meanings and ways of dealing with postnatal depression : a meta-ethnographic study', PloS One, vol 12, no 3 .
  • Burns, E. and Schmied, V. (2017), '[In Press] 'The right help at the right time' : positive constructions of peer and professional support for breastfeeding', Women and Birth, .
  • Rigg, E., Schmied, V., Peters, K. and Dahlen, H. (2017), 'Why do women choose an unregulated birth worker to birth at home in Australia : a qualitative study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 17 .
  • Keedle, H., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2017), '[In Press] The journey from pain to power : a meta-ethnography on women's experiences of vaginal birth after caesarean', Women and Birth, .
  • Keedle, H., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2017), '[In Press] The design, development, and evaluation of a qualitative data collection application for pregnant women', Journal of Nursing Scholarship, .
  • Trajkovski, S., Schmied, V., Vickers, M. and Jackson, D. (2016), 'Experiences of neonatal nurses and parents working collaboratively to enhance family centred care : the destiny phase of an appreciative inquiry project', Collegian, vol 23, no 3 , pp 265 - 273.
  • Burns, E., Fenwick, J., Sheehan, A. and Schmied, V. (2016), ''This little piranha' : a qualitative analysis of the language used by health professionals and mothers to describe infant behaviour during breastfeeding', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 12, no 1 , pp 111 - 124.
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C. and Cleary, M. (2016), '[In Press] Autonomy support and recovery practice at a psychosocial clubhouse', Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, .
  • Elmir, R. and Schmied, V. (2016), 'A meta-ethnographic synthesis of fathers' experiences of complicated births that are potentially traumatic', Midwifery, vol 32 , pp 66 - 74.
  • Hussein, S., Dahlen, H., Duff, M. and Schmied, V. (2016), 'The barriers and facilitators to evidence-based episiotomy practice in Jordan', Women and Birth, vol 29, no 4 , pp 321 - 329.
  • Stevens, J., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2016), 'A juxtaposition of birth and surgery : providing skin-to-skin contact in the operating theatre and recovery', Midwifery, vol 37 , pp 41 - 48.
  • Rollans, M., Kohlhoff, J., Meade, T., Kemp, L. and Schmied, V. (2016), 'Partner involvement : negotiating the presence of partners in psychosocial assessment as conducted by midwives and child and family health nurses', Infant Mental Health Journal, vol 37, no 3 , pp 302 - 312.
  • Schmied, V., Langdon, R., Matthey, S., Kemp, L., Austin, M. and Johnson, M. (2016), 'Antenatal psychosocial risk status and Australian women's use of primary care and specialist mental health services in the year after birth : a prospective study', BMC Women's Health, vol 16, no 1 .
  • Burns, E. and Schmied, V. (2016), '[In Press] 'The right help at the right time' : positive constructions of peer and professional support for breastfeeding', Women and Birth, .
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C. and Cleary, M. (2016), 'The use of social environment in a psychosocial clubhouse to facilitate recovery-oriented practice', British Journal of Psychiatry Open, vol 2, no 2 , pp 173 - 178.
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C. and Cleary, M. (2015), 'Self-determination theory : a framework for Clubhouse psychosocial rehabilitation research', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 36, no 2 , pp 145 - 151.
  • Fowler, C., Schmied, V., Psaila, K., Kruske, S. and Rossiter, C. (2015), 'Ready for practice : what child and family health nurses say about education', Nurse Education Today, vol 35, no 2 , pp 67 - 72.
  • Myors, K., Johnson, M., Cleary, M. and Schmied, V. (2015), 'Engaging women at risk for poor perinatal mental health outcomes : a mixed-methods study', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 24, no 3 , pp 241 - 252.
  • Trajkovski, S., Schmied, V., Vickers, M. and Jackson, D. (2015), 'Using appreciative inquiry to bring neonatal nurses and parents together to enhance family-centred care : a collaborative workshop', Journal of Child Health Care, vol 19, no 2 , pp 239 - 253.
  • Grigg, C., Tracy, S., Schmied, V., Daellenbach, R. and Kensington, M. (2015), 'Women's birthplace decision-making, the role of confidence : part of the Evaluating Maternity Units study, New Zealand', Midwifery, vol 31, no 6 , pp 597 - 605.
  • Schmied, V., Homer, C., Fowler, C., Psaila, K., Barclay, L., Wilson, I., Kemp, L., Fasher, M. and Kruske, S. (2015), 'Implementing a national approach to universal child and family health services in Australia : professionals' views of the challenges and opportunities', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol 23, no 2 , pp 159 - 170.
  • Rigg, E., Schmied, V., Peters, K. and Dahlen, H. (2015), 'Not addressing the root cause : an analysis of submissions made to the South Australian Government on a Proposal to Protect Midwifery Practice ', Women and Birth, vol 28, no 2 , pp 121 - 128.
  • Myors, K., Cleary, M., Johnson, M. and Schmied, V. (2015), 'A mixed methods study of collaboration between perinatal and infant mental health and other service providers : do they sit in silos?', BMC Health Services Research, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Grigg, C., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Schmied, V. and Monk, A. (2015), 'Transfer from primary maternity unit to tertiary hospital in New Zealand : timing, frequency, reasons, urgency and outcomes : part of the Evaluating Maternity Units study', Midwifery, vol 31, no 9 , pp 879 - 887.
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C. and Cleary, M. (2015), 'The contribution of case study design to supporting research on Clubhouse psychosocial rehabilitation', BMC Research Notes, vol 8, no 1 .
  • 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 .
  • Harvey, S., Schmied, V., Nicholls, D. and Dahlen, H. (2015), 'Hope amidst judgement : the meaning mothers accessing opioid treatment ascribe to interactions with health services in the perinatal period', Journal of Family Studies, vol 21, no 3 , pp 282 - 304.
  • Teate, A., Dahlen, H., Schmied, V. and Swain, J. (2015), 'The midwives' and women's interaction study', Women & Birth, vol 28, no suppl. 1 , pp 54 - 55.
  • Grigg, C., Tracy, S., Schmied, V., Monk, A. and Tracy, M. (2015), 'Women's experiences of transfer from primary maternity unit to tertiary hospital in New Zealand : part of the prospective cohort Evaluating Maternity Units study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Myors, K., Schmied, V. and White, E. (2014), 'Child and family health nurses working with families of preschool-aged children', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 23, no 1-2 , pp 181 - 190.
  • Myors, K., Schmied, V., Johnson, M. and Cleary, M. (2014), 'Therapeutic interventions in perinatal and infant mental health services : a mixed methods inquiry', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol 35, no 5 , pp 372 - 385.
  • Psaila, K., Schmied, V., Fowler, C. and Kruske, S. (2014), 'Discontinuities between maternity and child and family health services : health professional's perceptions', BMC Health Services Research, vol 14 .
  • Stevens, J., Schmied, V., Burns, E. and Dahlen, H. (2014), 'Immediate or early skin-to-skin contact after a Caesarean section : a review of the literature', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 10, no 4 , pp 456 - 473.
  • 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 .
  • Psaila, K., Kruske, S., Fowler, C., Homer, C. and Schmied, V. (2014), 'Smoothing out the transition of care between maternity and child and family health services : perspectives of child and family health nurses and midwives'', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Raeburn, T., Schmied, V., Hungerford, C. and Cleary, M. (2014), 'Clubhouse model of psychiatric rehabilitation : how is recovery reflected in documentation?', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 23, no 5 , pp 389 - 397.
  • Myors, K., Schmied, V., Johnson, M. and Cleary, M. (2014), ''My special time' : Australian women's experiences of accessing a specialist perinatal and infant mental health service', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol 22, no 3 , pp 268 - 277.
  • Schmied, V. and Bick, D. (2014), 'Postnatal care : current issues and future challenges', Midwifery, vol 30, no 6 , pp 571 - 574.
  • Schmied, V., Fowler, C., Rossiter, C., Homer, C., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Wilson, I., Kemp, L., Fasher, M., Psaila, K. and Hesson, A. (2014), 'Nature and frequency of services provided by child and family health nurses in Australia : results of a national survey', Australian Health Review, vol 38, no 2 , pp 177 - 185.
  • 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 .
  • Reid, J., Schmied, V., Sheehan, A. and Fenwick, J. (2014), ''Be our guest' : challenges and benefits of using 'family conversations' to collect qualitative data about infant feeding and parenting', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 23, no 17-18 , pp 2404 - 2413.
  • Schmied, V., Thomson, G., Byrom, A., Burns, E., Sheehan, A. and Dykes, F. (2014), 'A meta-ethnographic study of health care staff perceptions of the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Health Initiative', Women and Birth, vol 27, no 4 , pp 242 - 249.
  • Psaila, K., Fowler, C., Kruske, S. and Schmied, V. (2014), 'A qualitative study of innovations implemented to improve transition of care from maternity to child and family health (CFH) services in Australia', Women and Birth, vol 27, no 4 , pp 51 - 60.
  • Psaila, K., Schmied, V., Fowler, C. and Kruske, S. (2014), 'Interprofessional collaboration at transition of care : perspectives of child and family health nurses and midwives', Journal of Clinical Nursing, .
  • Grigg, C., Tracy, S., Daellenbach, R., Kensington, M. and Schmied, V. (2014), 'An exploration of influences on women's birthplace decision-making in New Zealand : a mixed methods prospective cohort within the Evaluating Maternity Units study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Schmied, V. (2014), 'Child and family health nursing services in Australia : current state and future directions from the CHoRUS study', Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nursing, vol 11, no 2 , pp 11 - 18.
  • 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.
  • Myors, K., Schmied, V., Johnson, M. and Cleary, M. (2013), 'Collaboration and integrated services for perinatal mental health : an integrative review', Child and Adolescent Mental Health, vol 18, no 1 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Jeyendra, A., Rajadurai, J., Chanmugam, J., Trieu, A., Nair, S., Baskaran, R. and Schmied, V. (2013), 'Australian general practitioners' perspectives on their role in well-child health care', BMC Family Practice, vol 14 .
  • 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.
  • Rollans, M., Schmied, V., Kemp, L. and Meade, T. (2013), ''We just ask some questions...' : the process of antenatal psychosocial assessment by midwives', Midwifery, vol 29, no 8 , pp 935 - 942.
  • Rollans, M., Schmied, V., Kemp, L. and Meade, T. (2013), 'Negotiating policy in practice : child and family health nurses' approach to the process of postnatal psychosocial assessment', BMC Health Services Research, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Rollans, M., Schmied, V., Kemp, L. and Meade, T. (2013), 'Digging over that old ground : an Australian perspective of women's experience of psychosocial assessment and depression screening in pregnancy and following birth', BMC Women's Health, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Rollans, M., Meade, T., Schmied, V. and Kemp, L. (2013), 'Capturing clinician-client interaction : development of the 4D&4R observational tool', Nurse Researcher, vol 20, no 5 , pp 11 - 19.
  • Trajkovski, S., Schmied, V., Vickers, M. and Jackson, D. (2013), 'Implementing the 4D cycle of appreciative inquiry in health care : a methodological review', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 69, no 6 , pp 1224 - 1234.
  • Mills, A., Schmied, V., Taylor, C., Dahlen, H., Shuiringa, W. and Hudson, M. (2013), 'Someone to talk to : young mothers' experiences of participating in a young parents support programme', Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, vol 27, no 3 , pp 551 - 559.
  • Burns, E., Fenwick, J., Sheehan, A. and Schmied, V. (2013), 'Mining for liquid gold : midwifery language and practices associated with early breastfeeding support', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 9, no 1 , pp 57 - 73.
  • Sheehan, A., Schmied, V. and Barclay, L. (2013), 'Exploring the process of women's infant feeding decisions in the early postbirth period', Qualitative Health Research, vol 23, no 7 , pp 989 - 998.
  • Lupton, D. and Schmied, V. (2013), 'Splitting bodies/selves : women's concepts of embodiment at the moment of birth', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol 35, no 6 , pp 828 - 841.
  • Kemp, L., Harris, E., McMahon, C., Matthey, S., Vimpani, G., Anderson, T., Schmied, V. and Aslam, H. (2013), 'Benefits of psychosocial intervention and continuity of care by child and family health nurses in the pre- and postnatal period : process evaluation', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 69, no 8 , pp 1850 - 1861.
  • Dahlen, H., Dowling, H., Tracy, M., Schmied, V. and Tracy, S. (2013), 'Maternal and perinatal outcomes amongst low risk women giving birth in water compared to six birth positions on land : a descriptive cross sectional study in a birth centre over 12 years', Midwifery, vol 29, no 7 , pp 759 - 764.
  • 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.
  • Fenwick, J., Burns, E., Sheehan, A. and Schmied, V. (2013), 'We only talk about breast feeding : a discourse analysis of infant feeding messages in antenatal group-based education', Midwifery, vol 29, no 5 , pp 425 - 433.
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Dennis, C. and Thornton, C. (2013), 'Rates of obstetric intervention during birth and selected maternal and perinatal outcomes for low risk women born in Australia compared to those born overseas', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 13 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Mills, A., Schmied, V. and Dahlen, H. (2013), ''Get alongside us', women's experiences of being overweight and pregnant in Sydney, Australia', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 9, no 3 , pp 309 - 321.
  • Thornton, C., Schmied, V., Dennis, C., Barnett, B. and Dahlen, H. (2013), 'Maternal deaths in NSW (2000-2006) from nonmedical causes (suicide and trauma) in the first year following birth', BioMed Research International, vol 2013 .
  • Trajkovski, S., Schmied, V., Vickers, M. and Jackson, D. (2013), 'Using appreciative inquiry to transform health care', Contemporary Nurse, vol 45, no 1 , pp 95 - 100.
  • Schmied, V., Johnson, M., Naidoo, N., Austin, M., Matthey, S., Kemp, L., Mills, A., Meade, T. and Yeo, A. (2013), 'Maternal mental health in Australia and New Zealand : a review of longitudinal studies', Women and Birth, vol 26, no 3 , pp 167 - 178.
  • Jackson, M., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2012), 'Birthing outside the system : perceptions of risk amongst Australian women who have freebirths and high risk homebirths', Midwifery, vol 28, no 5 , pp 561 - 567.
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J. and Sheehan, A. (2012), 'Liquid gold from the milk bar : constructions of breastmilk and breastfeeding women in the language and practices of midwives', Social Science and Medicine, vol 75, no 10 , pp 1737 - 1745.
  • Burns, E., Fenwick, J., Schmied, V. and Sheehan, A. (2012), 'Reflexivity in midwifery research : the insider/outsider debate', Midwifery, vol 28, no 1 , pp 52 - 60.
  • Trajkovski, S., Schmied, V., Vickers, M. and Jackson, D. (2012), 'Neonatal nurses' perspectives of family-centred care : a qualitative study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 21, no 17-18 , pp 2477 - 2487.
  • Mills, A., Schmied, V., Taylor, C., Dahlen, H., Schuiringa, W. and Hudson, M. (2012), 'Connecting, learning, leaving : supporting young parents in the community', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol 20, no 6 , pp 663 - 672.
  • Barclay, L., Longman, J., Schmied, V., Sheehan, A., Rolfe, M., Burns, E. and Fenwick, J. (2012), 'The professionalising of breast feeding : where are we a decade on?', Midwifery, vol 28, no 3 , pp 281 - 290.
  • Johnson, M., Schmied, V., Lupton, S., Austin, M., Matthey, S., Kemp, L., Meade, T. and Yeo, A. (2012), 'Measuring perinatal mental health risk', Archives of Women's Mental Health, vol 15, no 5 , pp 375 - 386.
  • Harvey, S., Schmied, V., Nicholls, D. and Dahlen, H. (2012), 'Key components of a service model providing early childhood support for women attending opioid treatment clinics : an Australian state health service review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 21, no 17-18 , pp 2528 - 2537.
  • Elmir, R., Schmied, V., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2012), 'Separation, failure and temporary relinquishment : women's experiences of early mothering in the context of emergency hysterectomy', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 21, no 7-8 , pp 1119 - 1127.
  • Elmir, R., Jackson, D., Schmied, V. and Wilkes, L. (2012), ''Less feminine and less a woman' : the impact of unplanned postpartum hysterectomy on women', International Journal of Childbirth, vol 2, no 1 , pp 51 - 60.
  • Elmir, R., Schmied, V., Jackson, D. and Wilkes, L. (2012), 'Between life and death : women's experiences of coming close to death, and surviving a severe postpartum haemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy', Midwifery, vol 28, no 2 , pp 228 - 235.
  • Taylor, C., Mills, A., Schmied, V., Dahlen, H., Shuiringa, W. and Hudson, M. (2012), 'What works to engage young parents into services? Findings from an appreciative inquiry workshop', Contemporary Nurse, vol 42, no 2 , pp 258 - 271.
  • Schmied, V., Olley, H., Burns, E., Duff, M., Dennis, C. and Dahlen, H. (2012), 'Contradictions and conflict : a meta-ethnographic study of migrant women's experiences of breastfeeding in a new country', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 12, no 163 , pp 1 - 15.
  • Hussein, S., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2012), 'What makes episiotomy rates change? : a systematic review of the literature', International Journal of Childbirth, vol 2, no 1 , pp 29 - 39.
  • 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.
  • Taylor, C., Gribble, K., Sheehan, A., Schmied, V. and Dykes, F. (2011), 'Staff Perceptions and Experiences of Implementing the Baby Friendly Initiative in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Australia', JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, vol 40, no 1 , pp 25 - 34.
  • Schmied, V., Beake, S., Sheehan, A., Mccourt, C. and Dykes, F. (2011), 'Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Breastfeeding Support: A Metasynthesis', Birth, vol 38, no 1 , pp 49 - 60.
  • Hauck, Y., Fenwick, J., Dhaliwal, S., Butt, J. and Schmied, V. (2011), 'The association between women's perceptions of professional support and problems experienced on breastfeeding cessation : a Western Australian study', Journal of Human Lactation, vol 27, no 1 , pp 49 - 57.
  • Do, C., Smith, C., Dahlen, H., Bisits, A. and Schmied, V. (2011), 'Moxibustion for cephalic version: A feasibility randomised controlled trial', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 11 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Schmied, V., Gribble, K., Sheehan, A., Taylor, C. and Dykes, F. (2011), 'Ten steps or climbing a mountain: A study of Australian health professionals' perceptions of implementing the baby friendly health initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding', BMC Health Services Research, vol 11, no 208 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Kemp, L., Harris, E., Mcmahon, C., Matthey, S., Vimpani, G., Anderson, T., Schmied, V. and Aslam, H. (2011), 'Child and family outcomes of a long-term nurse home visitation programme : a randomised controlled trial', Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol 96, no 6 , pp 533 - 540.
  • Schmied, V., Duff, M., Dahlen, H., Mills, A. and Kolt, G. (2011), ''Not waving but drowning': A study of the experiences and concerns of midwives and other health professionals caring for obese childbearing women', Midwifery, vol 27, no 4 , pp 424 - 430.
  • 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.
  • Elmir, R., Schmied, V., Jackson, D. and Wilkes, L. (2011), 'Interviewing people about potentially sensitive topics', Nurse Researcher, vol 19, no 1 , pp 12 - 16.
  • Schmied, V., Donovan, J., Kruske, S., Kemp, L., Homer, C. and Fowler, C. (2011), 'Commonalities and challenges : a review of Australian State and Territory maternity and child health policies', Contemporary Nurse, vol 40, no 1 , pp 106 - 117.
  • 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.
  • Beake, S., Pellowe, C., Dykes, F., Schmied, V. and Bick, D. (2011), 'A systematic review of structured versus non-structured breastfeeding programmes to support the initiation and duration of exclusive breastfeeding in acute and primary healthcare settings', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews , vol 9, no 36 , pp 1471 - 1508.
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V., Sheehan, A. and Fenwick, J. (2010), 'A meta-ethnographic synthesis of women's experience of breastfeeding', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 6, no 3 , pp 201 - 219.
  • Sheehan, A., Schmied, V. and Barclay, L. (2010), 'Complex decisions : theorizing women's infant feeding decisions in the first 6 weeks after birth', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 66, no 2 , pp 371 - 380.
  • Schmied, V. and Walsh, P. (2010), 'Effective casework practice with adolescents : perspectives of statutory child protection practitioners', Child and Family Social Work, vol 15, no 2 , pp 165 - 175.
  • Reid, J., Schmied, V. and Beale, B. (2010), '"I only give advice if I am I asked" : examining the grandmother's potential to influence infant feeding decisions and parenting practices of new mothers', Women and Birth, vol 23, no 2 , pp 74 - 80.
  • Fenwick, J., Butt, J., Dhaliwa, S., Hauck, Y. and Schmied, V. (2010), 'Western Australian women's perceptions of the style and quality of midwifery postnatal care in hospital and at home', Women and Birth, vol 23, no 1 , pp 10 - 21.
  • Cioffi, J., Schmied, V., Dahlen, H., Mills, A., Thornton, C., Duff, M., Cummings, J. and Kolt, G. (2010), 'Physical activity in pregnancy : women's perceptions, practices, and influencing factors', Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, vol 55, no 5 , pp 455 - 461.
  • Elmir, R., Jackson, D., Beale, B. and Schmied, V. (2010), 'Against all odds : women's experiences of recovery from breast cancer', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 19, no 17-18 , pp 2531 - 2538.
  • Elmir, R., Schmied, V., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2010), 'Women's perceptions and experiences of traumatic birth : a meta-ethnography', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 66, no 10 , pp 2142 - 2153.
  • Schmied, V., Mills, A., Kruske, S., Kemp, L., Fowler, C. and Homer, C. (2010), 'The nature and impact of collaboration and integrated service delivery for pregnant women, children and families', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 19, no 23-24 , pp 3156 - 3526.
  • Dockett, S., Perry, B., Kearney, E., Hampshire, A., Mason, J. and Schmied, V. (2009), 'Researching with families : ethical issues and situations', Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, vol 10, no 4 , pp 353 - 365.
  • Schmied, V., Cooke, M., Gutwein, R., Steinlein, E. and Homer, C. (2009), 'An evaluation of strategies to improve the quality and content of hospital-based postnatal care in metropolitan Australian hospital', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 18 , pp 1850 - 1861.
  • Homer, C., Henry, K., Schmied, V., Kemp, L., Leap, N. and Briggs, C. (2009), ''It looks good on paper': Transitions of care between midwives and child and family health nurses in New South Wales', Women and Birth, vol 22, no 2 , pp 64 - 72.
  • Sheehan, A., Schmied, V. and Barclay, L. (2009), 'Women's experiences of infant feeding support in the first 6 weeks post-birth', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 5, no 2 , pp 138 - 150.
  • Kardamanidis, K., Kemp, L. and Schmied, V. (2009), 'Uncovering psychosocial needs: Perspectives of Australian child and family health nurses in a sustained home visiting trial', Contemporary Nurse, vol 33, no 1 , pp 50 - 58.
  • Schmied, V., Beake, S., Sheehan, A., McCourt, C. and Dykes, F. (2009), 'A meta-synthesis of women's perceptions and experiences of breastfeeding support', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, vol 7, no 14 , pp 583 - 614.
  • Schmied, V., Cooke, M., Gutwein, R., Steinlein, E. and Homer, C. (2008), 'Time to listen : strategies to improve hospital-based postnatal care', Women and Birth, vol 21, no 3 , pp 99 - 105.
  • Fenwick, J., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2008), 'Craving closeness : a grounded theory analysis of women's experiences of mothering in the special care nursery', Women and Birth, vol 21, no 2 , pp 71 - 85.
  • Schmied, V. (2008), 'Breastfeeding in hospital: Mothers, midwives and the production line', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 4, no 2 , pp 160 - 160.
  • Kemp, L., Harris, E., Mcmahon, C., Matthey, S., Vimpani, G., Anderson, T. and Schmied, V. (2008), 'Miller Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) trial: design, method and sample description', BMC Public Health, vol 8, no 424 .
  • Cooke, M., Schmied, V. and Sheehan, A. (2007), 'An exploration of the relationship between postnatal distress and maternal role attainment, breast feeding problems and breast feeding cessation in Australia', Midwifery, vol 23, no 1 , pp 66 - 76.
  • Kruske, S., Schmied, V. and Cooke, M. (2007), 'The 'Earlybird' gets the breastmilk: findings from an evaluation of combined professional and peer support groups to improve breastfeeding duration in the first eight weeks after birth', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol 3, no 2 , pp 108 - 119.
  • Bick, D., Beake, S., Pellowe, C., Dykes, F. and Schmied, V. (2007), 'Comparing structured versus non-structured breastfeeding programmes to support the initiation and duation of exclusive breastfeeding in acute and primary healthcare settings : systematic review protocol', JBI database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, vol 5, no 5 Suppl. .
  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2006), 'Primary Health Care, Partnership and Polemic: Child and Family Health Nursing Support in Early Parenting', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol 12, no 2 , pp 57 - 65.
  • Brownhill, S., Wilhelm, K., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2005), ''Big Build' : Hidden depression in men', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 39 , pp 529 - 539.
  • Kruske, S., Schmied, V., Sutton, I. and O'Hare, J. (2004), 'Mother's experiences of facilitated peer support groups and individual child health nursing support : A comparative evaluation', Journal of Perinatal Education, vol 13, no 3 , pp 31 - 38.
  • Williams, P., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2004), 'Defining social support in context : A necessary step in improving research, intervention and practice', Qualitative Health Research, vol 14, no 7 , pp 942 - 960.
  • Cooke, M., Sheehan, A. and Schmied, V. (2003), 'A Description of the Relationship between Breastfeeding Experiences, Breastfeeding Satisfaction, and Weaning in the First 3 Months after Birth', Journal of Human Lactation, vol 19 , pp 145 - 156.
  • Fenwick, J., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2003), 'The role of nurses in the special care nursery : What they consider their prime responsibility to be', Journal of Neonatal Nursing, vol 9, no 6 , pp 191 - 196.
  • Sheehan, A., Schmied, V. and Cooke, M. (2003), 'Australian women's stories of their baby-feeding decisions in pregnancy', Midwifery, vol 19, no 4 , pp 259 - 266.
  • Lupton, D. and Schmied, V. (2002), 'The right way of doing it all : First-time Australian mothers' decisions about paid employment', Women's Studies International Forum, vol 25, no 1 , pp 97 - 107.
  • Lee, J. and Schmied, V. (2002), 'Involving men in antenatal education', British Journal of Midwifery, vol 9, no 9 , pp 559 - 561.
  • Fenwick, J., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2002), 'Learning and playing the game : Women's experiences of mothering in the Level II nursery', Journal of Neonatal Nursing, vol 8, no 2 , pp 58 - 64.
  • Schmied, V., Myors, K., Wills, J. and Cooke, M. (2002), 'Preparing Expectant Couples for New-Parent Experiences: A Comparison of Two Models of Antenatal Education', Journal of Perinatal Education, vol 11, no 3 , pp 20 - 27.
  • Schmied, V. and Lupton, D. (2001), 'Blurring the boundries : Breastfeeding and maternal subjectivity', Sociology of Health and Illness: a journal of medical sociology, vol 23, no 2 , pp 232 - 249.
  • Schmied, V. and Lupton, D. (2001), 'The Externality of the inside : Body images of pregnancy', Nursing Inquiry, vol 8, no 1 , pp 32 - 40.
  • Schmied, V., Sheehan, A. and Barclay, L. (2001), 'Contemporary breastfeeding policy and practices : Implications for midwives', Midwifery, vol 17, no 1 , pp 45 - 54.
  • Fenwick, J., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2001), 'Struggling to mother : a consequence of inhibitive nursing interactions in the neonatal nursery', Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, vol 15, no 2 , pp 49 - 64.
  • Fenwick, J., Barclay, L. and Schmied, V. (2001), ''Chatting': an important clinical tool in facilitating mothering in neonatal nurseries', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 33, no 5 , pp 583 - 593.

Conference Papers

  • Do, C., Smith, C., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2011), 'Moxibustion for cephalic version: a feasibility study', 15th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Hobart.
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J. and Sheehan, A. (2010), 'Health professional language in the first week after birth: construction of the infant', QEC 6th International Conference, Melbourne.
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J. and Sheehan, A. (2010), 'Midwives and breastfeeding women: Rocking the boat, or providing a safe haven', NSW Midwives Association Conference, Kiama.
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J. and Sheehan, A. (2010), 'Establishing Breastfeeding: Health Professional Language and Practices', ACTLACT Twilight Seminar, Canberra.
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V. and Sheehan, A. (2010), 'Breastfeeding: the language and practices of midwives', UWS Research futures forum, .
  • Burns, E., Schmied, V., Fenwick, J. and Sheehan, A. (2010), 'Breastfeeding and the discursive representations of newborn infant behaviour', Australian Lactation Consultant Association conference "Breastfeeding a Key Public Health Issue, Canberra.
  • Schmied, V., Cioffi, J., Dahlen, H., Kolt, G., Duff, M. and Thornton, C. (2008), 'Caring for obese women: Midwives experiences and concerns', Proceedings of the Women's Hospitals Australasia Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Other Publications

  • 2011, 'Facilitating Children's Transition to School from Families with Complex Support Needs', Research Report
  • 2011, 'National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services', Research Report
  • 2009, 'Effective Strategies and Interventions for Adolescents in a Child Protection Context: Literature Review', Research Report
  • 2008, 'The Role and Nature of Universal Health Services for Pregnant Women, Children and Families in Australia: Literature Review', Research Report
  • 2007, 'Effective Casework Practice with Adolescents: Perceptions and Practices of DoCS Staff', Research Report
  • 2006, 'Models of Service Delivery and Interventions for Children and Young People with High Needs: Literature Review', Research Report

Research

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise:

Transition to parenthood; women's experiences of pregnancy; childbirth and parenting education; breastfeeding; supporting parents with infants in neonatal nurseries; models of midwifery care and postnatal care; the role of child and family health nurse; child protection and multidisciplinary health services.

Qualitative research methods: Grounded theory; discourse analysis; ethnography; health services education.

This information has been contributed by Professor Schmied.

Current Projects

Title: Translating 'proportionate universal healthcare' into meaningful service system design to achieve outcomes for families with young children
Years: 2017-02-01 - 2018-01-31
ID: P00023593
Western Researchers: Lynn Kemp, Virginia Schmied, Ann Dadich and Kenny Lawson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Southern NSW Local Health District

Previous Projects

Title: Longitudinal analysis of perinatal psychosocial risk, mental health morbidity, service utilisation and maternal outcomes.
Years: 2013-01-31 - 2013-10-31
ID: P00021378
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Maree Johnson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Characteristics, trends, co-admissions and service needs of women admitted to residential parenting services in the year following giving birth in New South Wales
Years: 2013-10-23 - 2016-10-22
ID: P00021300
Western Researchers: Hannah Dahlen and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Karitane
  • Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers & Babies
Title: POstnatal Processes & PathwaYs (POPPY): A study investigating postnatal pathways and care for women and their infants in NSW
Years: 2015-02-10 - 2016-02-09
ID: P00022378
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Joanne Curry and Elaine Burns
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Kids and Families
  • Liverpool Hospital
Title: Facilitating Children's Transition to School within Families with Complex Support Needs [via CSU]
Years: 2007-02-20 - 2009-12-31
ID: P0015036
Western Researchers: Jan Mason, Sue Dockett, Bob Perry and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Mission Australia (Philanthropic)
  • Community Services, Department of Human Services
Title: A study of contemporary family, social and cultural influences on first-time mothers' decisions about infant feeding and early parenting practices
Years: 2009-08-04 - 2012-08-03
ID: P00016588
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Karleen Gribble
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation
  • Avondale College
  • University of Central Lancashire
Title: The perinatal journey: the process and impact of psychosocial assessment
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2013-01-10
ID: P00016589
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Tanya Meade
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Karitane
Title: Facilitating physiological birth positioning in three different birth settings: An exploration into facilitators and inhibitors
Years: 2008-12-18 - 2009-12-17
ID: P00016481
Western Researchers: Hannah Dahlen and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Improving the quality of postnatal care, breastfeeding support and health outcomes for new mothers, infants and families
Years: 2007-06-05 - 2008-06-04
ID: P0015650
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Debra Jackson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Establishing Breastfeeding: an analysis of the language and practices used by midwives and lactation consultants when interacting with new mothers
Years: 2007-12-21 - 2011-02-28
ID: P0015685
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Hunter New England Area Health Service
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Sydney South West Area Health Service
Title: Exploring professional collaborations: A key to sustainable universal health services for vulnerable families
Years: 2007-10-16 - 2008-10-15
ID: P0015720
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Debra Jackson and Annemarie Hennessy
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Sydney West Area Health Service
  • Sydney South West Area Health Service
  • Central Sydney Division of General Practice Limited
Title: 'Best for everyone': A study of the role and nature of universal health services for pregnant women, children and families in Australia
Years: 2007-12-11 - 2008-09-15
ID: P0015889
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Louisa Jorm
Funding:
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
Title: The Baby Friendly Initiative: Exploring the implementation and dissemination of a global policy
Years: 2007-12-10 - 2008-12-09
ID: P0015942
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Debra Jackson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Baby friendly initiative or unfriendly imposition? A study of the implementation of a global strategy into local action
Years: 2010-01-21 - 2012-06-30
ID: P00018054
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Improving the quality of midwifery care for women experiencing a normal pregnancy and birth
Years: 2008-11-21 - 2009-11-20
ID: P00016428
Western Researchers: Hannah Dahlen and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Perinatal Mental Health: Understanding pathways, client journeys and outcomes for immigrant and refugee women
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2012-11-08
ID: P00020497
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Maree Johnson and Hannah Dahlen
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Consultation on the draft national framework for universal health and development services to children and families
Years: 2009-11-27 - 2011-12-31
ID: P00017783
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (VIC)
Title: Increasing health literacy among Vietnamese women with gestational diabetes
Years: 2009-06-03 - 2010-07-19
ID: P00017013
Western Researchers: Sharon Hillege and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Department of Health (non ACRG)
Title: A study of service engagement and outcomes for infants and their young mothers
Years: 2009-08-18 - 2010-08-17
ID: P00017133
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Hannah Dahlen and Christine Taylor
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • The Benevolent Society
Title: A study investigating the feasibility of implementing a national approach to child and family health services
Years: 2010-08-09 - 2014-02-28
ID: P00017130
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied and Ian Wilson
Funding:
  • Australian Practice Nurses Association
  • Alan Michael Fasher
  • Australian College of Midwives
  • Australian Association of Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses
  • Department of Health QLD
  • Northern Territory of Australia
  • Community Services, Department of Human Services
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australian General Practice Network
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (VIC)
  • WA Department of Health
Title: Perinatal mental health: psychosocial risk, patterns of service use and outcomes in a cohort of 100 mothers and infants
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2011-12-03
ID: P00017737
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Maree Johnson and Tanya Meade
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: A time of joy or distress: Men's experiences of birth trauma
Years: 2012-10-24 - 2014-06-30
ID: P00021109
Western Researchers: Rakime Elmir and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Early childhood sustained home visiting: Outcomes at 4 years and the transition to school [via UNSW] No funding to UWS
Years: 2007-01-01 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0015091
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: A healthy start: A study to design and pilot a new model of postnatal care in south west Sydney
Years: 2008-02-06 - 2009-02-28
ID: P0015882
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied, Annemarie Hennessy and Stephen Mcnally
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Sydney South West Area Health Service
Title: Towards seamless services: Improving the response of universal health services to the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable Australian children and families
Years: 2007-05-07 - 2007-12-30
ID: P0015521
Western Researchers: Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
Title: A 'known midwife' or 'another mother': A study of professional and peer support provided to breastfeeding women during the first month after birth.
Years: 2011-09-13 - 2013-07-31
ID: P00020410
Western Researchers: Elaine Burns and Virginia Schmied
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Antenatal interactions between midwives working in continuity of care models and midwives working in fragmented maternity care models: An ethnographic study
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-09-30
ID: P00020548
Western Researchers: Hannah Dahlen, Virginia Schmied and Elaine Burns
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Professor Schmied is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Pregnant Women's Attitudes Knowledge and Perciptions toward Prenatal Involuntary Smoking
Field of Research:
Title: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Enhance Family Centered Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Field of Research:
Title: Birthing Outside the System
Field of Research:
Title: How Social Media Enhances Breastfeeding Outcomes
Field of Research:
Title: Understanding the Role and Scope of the Doula in Australia from the Perspective of Women and Doulas
Field of Research:
Title: Interactions between Midwives and Women During Antenatal Consultations in Two Different Models of Care: An Ethnographic Study
Field of Research:
Title: Perinatal Pathways: A Study of Integrated Service for Women at Risk of Poor Mental Health Outcomes in Pregnancy and After Birth.
Field of Research:
Title: Interprofessional Education: The Way Forward For a National Approach to Child and Family Health Services
Field of Research:
Title: A Study of Contemporary Family, Social and Cultural Influences on First Time Mothers Infant Feeding Decisions
Field of Research:
Title: How Social Media Enhances Breastfeeding Outcomes
Field of Research:
Title: An Evaluation of Health Services for Women who have Experienced Severe Perineal Trauma: A Mixed Methods Study
Field of Research:
Title: Politics and Pragmatics: Implementing a National Approach to Child and Family Health Services
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Australian Women's Experiences of Severe Postpartum Haemorrhage and Emergency Hysterectomy: Stories of Survival
Field of Research: MIDWIFERY
Thesis: <p> Australian Women&rsquo;s Experiences of Severe Postpartum Haemorrhage and Emergency Hysterectomy: Stories of Survival</p>
Title: The Perinatal Journey: The Process and Impact of Psychosocial Assessment.
Field of Research: MIDWIFERY; MENTAL HEALTH NURSING; MOTHERCRAFT NURSING AND FAMILY & CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Thesis: The Perinatal Journey: The Process and Impact of Psychosocial Assessment.
Title: Women's Reasons for and Experiences of Having a Homebirth Following a Previous Caesarean
Field of Research: MIDWIFERY; MOTHERCRAFT NURSING AND FAMILY & CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Thesis: Women's Reasons for and Experiences of Having a Homebirth Following a Previous Caesarean

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