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Ms Sadie Geraghty

Lecturer Midwifery

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3485, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.452
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3485
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.452  


Sadie is Coordinator of the Master of Midwifery Practice program and a Lecturer in Nursing within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • Master of Midwifery (Research)
  • Master of Midwifery Practice
  • Master of Midwifery by Coursework


Sadie has a background in clinical midwifery, specialising in drug and / or alcohol use in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care; and has an interest in indigenous cultures and birth and stress related issues in midwives

Professional Associations

  • Registered Midwife with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Australian College of Midwives
  • Adjunct Teaching Fellow Curtin University
  • Member of Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australia
  • Member of the Midwifery Workforce Planning Committee
  • Associate member of the Drug & Alcohol Council of Australia

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2016: Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: For innovation and excellence in the teaching of the Master of Midwifery Practice
  • 2010-2011: Nurse/Midwife of the Year in Western Australia
  • 2010: Finalist in the Western Australian Health Awards
  • 2010: Metropolitan Midwife of the Year in Western Australia
  • 2005: King Edward Memorial Hospital Preceptor Award
  • 2004: Edith Cowan University Clinical Preceptor Award
  • 2003: Curtin University Clinical Preceptor Award
  • 2000: General Award from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust


  • MEd (Master of Education), The University of Western Australia, 2009.
  • Dip (Diploma), Other WA higher ed institution, 2008.
  • GradCert (Graduate Certificate), Curtin University of Technology, 2007.
  • GradCert (Graduate Certificate), The Flinders University of South Australia, 2006.
  • MMidwifery (Master of Midwifery), Curtin University of Technology, 2005.
  • BScHons (Bachelor of Science Honours), England, 2001.
  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), England, 1998.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kim, HM., Geraghty, S., (2016), 'Yummy Mummies': exploring sexuality in the antenatal and postnatal period. The Practising Midwife, 19(6), 24 - 26, London, UK.
  • De Leo, A., Geraghty, S., (2016), Thalassaemia in pregnancy: Contemporary care for a timeless disease. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(8), 2-7, London, UK.
  • Geraghty, S., Lauva, M., Oliver, K., (2016), Reconstructing compassion: should it be taught as part of the curriculum?. British Journal of Nursing, 25(15), 836-839, London, UK, DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.15.836.
  • Geraghty, S., Godwin, H., (2016), Evaluating postgraduate midwifery students' experiences of a model of blended learning. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(1), 60 - 63, London, UK, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.1.60.
  • Grier, G., Geraghty, S., (2015), Mind matters: Developing skills and knowledge in postnatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(2), 110 - 114, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2015.23.2.110.
  • Geraghty, S., Lauva, M., (2015), Keeping the shining roads open: intuition in midwifery practice. The Practising Midwife, 18(10), 42-45.
  • Bicheno, S., Geraghty, S., (2015), Exploring the Professional Issue of Group B Streptococcus Screening in Pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth, 5(4), 224-228, United Kingdom , DOI: 10.1891/2156-5287.5.4.224.
  • Geraghty, S., Godwin, H., Oliver, K., (2015), Balancing the risks and benefits of sun exposure for infants: Skin protection and Vitamin D uptake. Journal of Health Visiting, 3(6), 314-320, London, United Kingdom.
  • Grier, G., Geraghty, S., (2015), Intimate partner violence and pregnancy: How midwives can listen to silenced women. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(6), 412-416, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2015.23.6.412.
  • Geraghty, S., (2015), Reaching out: caring for women prisoners in Western Australia. The Practising Midwife, 18(1), 26-28.
  • Geraghty, S., Bayes, S., McLaurin, R., O'Connor, A., (2013), Papanicoloau smear uptake among substance-using mothers in Western Australia. British Journal of Midwifery, 21(12), 868-872, United Kingdom.
  • Geraghty, S., Dixon, C., (2012), The use of naltrexone in pregnancy in opiate-dependent mothers. British Journal of Midwifery, 20(7), 503-506, United Kingdom.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Geraghty, S., (2012), Outback Angel. Outback Angel, 126, Australia.
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