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Congratulations to Sadie Geraghty on completing her PhD

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Congratulations to Sadie Geraghty on completing her PhD in March this year. For her thesis, Sadie conducted a study entitled ‘FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE’: A Glaserian Grounded Theory of Midwives’ Workplace Stress.

The study examined whether clinical midwifery practice causes midwives work-related stress, which may have implications for the emotional well-being and career decisions from the perspective of Western Australian midwives. Work-related stress has been extensively researched amongst other health professionals, but relatively little is known about Western Australian midwives and work-related stress, therefore this required further exploration.

Sadie has a background in clinical midwifery, specialising in drug and/or alcohol use in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. Sadie also has an interest in Indigenous cultures and birth in addition to work-related stress issues in midwives.

Sadie’s research interests focus on workforce issues within the midwifery profession. “Being a midwife is a rewarding and challenging job, and I am interested in why people choose to be a midwife, how they cope with the demands of the role, and what keeps them in the profession”.


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