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Baird, K., Grace, R., Elcombe, E., Barnes, J., Meyer Tucker, J., Sterling, L., O’Loughlin, G., Harris, C., & Kemp, L. (2021). Volunteer Family Connect: A community-based response to supporting families experiencing social isolation. Australian Institute of Family Studies Snack Size Research Showcase. 

Grace, R., Michail, S., Fattore, T., & Baird, K. (2021)  Working with service professionals on how children and young people can drive policy and practice. The Child Inclusive Practice Forum.


Baird, K., Grace, R., Elcombe, E., Barnes, J., Meyer Tucker, J., Sterling, L., O’Loughlin, G., Harris, C., & Kemp, L. (2019).  Volunteer Family Connect: Bringing together community members, practice wisdom and rigorous research to support families. The 10th European Society for Prevention Research Conference, Ghent, Belgium.

Baird, K., Grace, R., Kemp, L., Fattore, T., & Wise, S. (2019).  The ReSPECT Project: Reconceptualising the Service system from the Perspectives of Experienced Children and Teens. The Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase, Liverpool, Australia.

Grace, R., Baird, K., Elcombe, E., Kemp, L., & Barnes, J. (2019). Is there a role for community volunteers in supporting families of children with high support needs? The International Society on Early Intervention Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Grace, R., Baird, K., Elcombe, E., Meyer-Tucker, J., O’Loughlin, G., Sterling, L., Rowley, A., Kemp, L., & Barnes, J. (2019). Volunteer Family Connect: A structured social support early intervention for vulnerable families with young children. The Child Aware Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Grace, R., Barnes, J., Kemp, L., Baird, K., & Elcombe, E. (2019). The role of structured social relationships in supporting the health service engagement of isolated or marginalised families of young children in Australia. Society for Prevention Research 27th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, United States of America.



Townley, C., (2024). Why can't I wear a dress: What schools can learn from preschools about supporting trans children. Conversation


Rigg, E., & Dahlen, H. G. (2021). Woman centred care : has the definition been morphing of late? Women And Birth34(1), 1-3.


Dadich, A., Farr-Wharton, B. (2020). Positive organisational scholarship in healthcare. Journal of Management and Organization. (289-295)

Dahlen, H., Kumar-Hazard, B., Schmied, V. (2020). Introduction. Birthing Outside the System: The Canary in the Coal Mine (pp. 3-26).


Levett, K. M., & Dahlen, H. G. (2019). Perspective : Childbirth education in Australia : have we lost our way? Women And Birth32(4), 291-293.

Singh, L., Burnham, D. K., Hay, J. F., Liu, L., & Mattock, K. (2019). Lexical tone perception in infants and young children : empirical studies and theoretical perspectives. Frontiers In Psychology10.



Coleman, R., Hartz, D. L., & Dahlen, H. G. (2021). The experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bachelor of Midwifery students : an integrative literature review. Women And Birth34(1), 69-76.

Dadich, A. M., & Khan, A. M. (2021). Using Twitter to promote a youth mental health agenda. Health Promotion International36(1), 235-249.

Dadich, A. M., Piper, A., & Coates, D. (2021). Implementation science in maternity care : a scoping review. Implementation Science16.

Dwyer, A., De Almeida Neto, A., Estival, D., Li, W., Lam-Cassettari, C., Antoniou, M. (2021). Suitability of text-based communications for the delivery of psychological therapeutic services to rural and remote communities: Scoping review. JMIR Mental Health

Hewitt, L., Dahlen, H.G., Hartz, D.L., Dadich, A. (2021). Leadership and management in midwifery-led continuity of care models: A thematic and lexical analysis of a scoping review. Midwifery

Paul, C., Carlson, M. A., Morris, S., Day, F., Dadich, A., Ryan, A., Cox, M., & Fradgley, E. (2021). Psychometric properties of leadership scales for health professionals: A systematic review. Implementation Science, Epub-ahead-of-print.


James, N., Lawson, K. D., & Acharya, Y. (2020). Evidence on result-based financing in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries : a systematic review. Global Health Research And Policy5(1).

Moustafa, A. A., Crouse, J. J., Herzallah, M. M., Salama, M., Mohamed, W., Misiak, B., … Mattock, K. (2020). Depression following major life transitions in women : a review and theory. Psychological Reports123(5), 1501-1517.

Smith, C., Collins, C. T., Levett, K. M., Armour, M., Dahlen, H. G., Tan, A. L., & Mesgarpour, B. (2020). Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management during labour (Review). Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews2020(2).

Smith, C., Tuson, A., Thornton, C., & Dahlen, H. G. (2020). The safety and effectiveness of mind body interventions for women with pregnancy induced hypertension and or preeclampsia : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies In Medicine52.

Sobhgol, S. S., Smith, C., & Dahlen, H. G. (2020). The effect of antenatal pelvic floor muscle exercises on labour and birth outcomes : a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Urogynecology Journal31(11), 2189-2203.

Thomson, G., Flacking, R., George, K., Feeley, N., Haslund-Thomsen, H., De Coen, K., … Rowe, J. (2020). Parents' experiences of emotional closeness to their infants in the neonatal unit : a meta-ethnography. Early Human Development149.

Thornton, J.G., Dahlen, H.G. (2020). The UK Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) Care Bundle: A critical review. Midwifery


Dadich, A. M., Moore, L., & Eapen, V. (2019). What does it mean to conduct participatory research with Indigenous peoples? : a lexical review. BMC Public Health19(1).

Grace, R., Knight, J. A., Baird, K., Ng, J., Shier, H., Wise, S., … Kemp, L. A. (2019). Where are the silences? : a scoping review of child participatory research literature in the context of the Australian service system. Children Australia44(4), 172-186.

Hearnshaw, S., Baker, E., Munro, N. (2019). Speech perception skills of children with sound disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Armour, M., Lawson, K., Wood, A., Smith, C.A., Abbot, J. (2019). The cost of illness and economic burden of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain in Australia: A national online survey. PLoS ONE

Dennis,C.-L., Shiri, R., Brown, H.K., Santos, H.P., Schmied, V., Falah-Hassani, K. (2019). Breastfeeding rates in immigrant and non-immigrant women: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition

Whalen, B.L., Holmes, A.V., Blythe, S. (2019). Models of care for neonatal abstinence syndrome: What works? Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Smith, C.A., Shewamene, Z., Galbally, M., Schmied, V., Dahlen, H. (2019). The effect of complementary medicines and therapies on maternal anxiety and depression in pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders

Pangas, J., Ogunsiji, O., Elmir, R., Raman, S., Liamputtong, P., Burns, E., Dahlen, H.G., Schmied, V. (2019). Refugee women's experiences negotiating motherhood and maternity care in a new country: A meta-ethnographic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies

Sobhgol, S.S., Priddis, H., Smith, C.A., Dahlen, H.G. (2019). The Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise on Female Sexual Function During Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Systematic Review. Sexual Medicine Reviews

Letters / Notes


Akhtar, R., Neo, E.Y.L., McDonald, J., Teo, S.S.S. (2020). A paediatric logbook: Millstone or milestone? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health


Dahlen, H.G. (2019). Is it Time to Ask Whether Facility Based Birth is Safe for Low Risk Women and Their Babies? EClinicalMedicine

Blythe, S. (2019). Substance exposed infants need for attachment. Journal of Neonatal Nursing

Dahlen, H.G. (2019). It is time to consider labour companionship as a human rights issue. Evidence-Based Nursing