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Professor Sue Kildea

Professor Sue Kildea

Professor Sue Kildea is the Co-Director of the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre. She is internationally recognised as a midwifery leader at the cutting edge of Indigenous maternal and infant health, and Birthing on Country Service design.

She has strong links with Indigenous researchers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations across the country, built across a 35-year career in clinical, research, education and policy.

Since her PhD in 2005, Sue has maintained a 0.2-0.6FTE clinical load and has had a steep upwards research trajectory, ranked 13th most active researcher worldwide (2012-17) in Maternity and Midwifery.

Other achievements:

  • supervised 20 HDR students and currently mentors 8 Early Career Researchers (ECRs)
  • chief investigator on 5 NHMRC Grants, 1 CIHR grant ($1.8M) and a NIH grant ($2M).
  • received 54 grants with direct responsibility for $9.1M of the $23.2M awarded, plus $6M for service delivery.
  • authored 178 publications and 46 keynote addresses.
  • won Research Australia‚Äôs Health services Research Award in 2018.

Research interests

  • midwifery (maternal and infant health)
  • rural and remote health
  • Aboriginal health.

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