Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University

Karleen Gribble has been researching and publishing on aspects of women’s infant feeding practice and beliefs for over a decade. Her research interests include adoptive breastfeeding, long-term breastfeeding, infant feeding in emergencies and peer-to-peer milk sharing. She also has an interest in children's rights, childhood trauma, adoption and child protection.

Karleen has numerous papers on these subjects published in peer-reviewed journals. She is frequently invited to speak on her research to professional and lay audiences in Australia and Internationally.

She is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney and one of only two individual members of the international interagency collaboration the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Core Group.


  • 2003–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Western Sydney


  • 1999 
    University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1992 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Rural Science (Honours)