PhD Aust.Cath., GradDipClinNurs(Child&AdolescentHealth) Aust.Cath., RN, RM, IBCLC
Dr Lauren Kearney is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, USC. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) and Honours Program within the School. Lauren is a registered midwife and nurse and her clinical background is in paediatrics, maternal and child health nursing and in more recent year’s midwifery.
Lauren’s teaching expertise is within the postgraduate and higher degree by research areas. Her research track record is strongly focused upon maternal and child health; specifically within the domains of evaluation of models of care (relating to the perinatal period and early years), intravenous fluid management and access during labour and birth, facilitators to promote a positive and physiological spontaneous vaginal birth, management of postpartum haemorrhage, and strategies for enabling closeness between mothers and infants in the postpartum period. Lauren has strong collaborations with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
The recipient of several competitive research grants in the maternal and child health area, Lauren is passionate about improving the experience of health care for women and children through translation of high quality evidence into practice.