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Ms Sadie Geraghty

Lecturer Midwifery

Contact Information Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.420
Staff Member Details
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.420  


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

  • 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

Staff Qualifications

  • 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

  • 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., Bayes, S., Hart, A., (2015), African immigrant parents' understanding of their teenager's newly diagnosed diabetes status in Western Australia. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Journal, 22(11), 39 - 40, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • 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., (2015), Reaching out: caring for women prisoners in Western Australia. The Practising Midwife, 18(1), 26 - 28, Bromley, United Kingdom.
  • 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., McLaurin, R., (2012), Placenta praevia, placental abruption and amphetamine use in pregnancy: A case study. Women and Birth, 25(4), 174-179, Australia, DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2012.11.002.
  • 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.
  • Harding, D., Yap, S., Vine, L., Geraghty, S., Nazareth, S., Hamilton, D., Cheng, W., (2011), Hepatitis C in Pregnancy in Western Australia: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 26(4), 104, Sydney, Australia.
  • Geraghty, S., Bell, L., McLaurin, R., Bayes, S., (2010), The Wonderful WANDAS of WA. Australian Midwifery News, 10(3), 17-19, Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Geraghty, S., McLaurin, R., O'Connor, A., (2014), Providing midwifery care for substance-using pregnant inmates in Western Australia., C207, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Godwin, H., Geraghty, S., Pinch, C., (2014), A West Australian birthing experience in the Philippines., 1.
  • Bayes, S., Pinch, C., Geraghty, S., (2014), Bolus enteral feeding for neonates - plunge or gravity: defining the best method. Bolus enteral feeding for neonates - plunge or gravity: defining the best method, C163.
  • Geraghty, S., McLaurin, R., O'Connor, A., (2013), The implementation of the first outreach antenatal clinic for incarcerated, substance-using pregnant women in Western Australia. Women and Birth Supplement 1 October 2013, 26(30 Sept-3 Oct 2013), 29 - 30, DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.185.
  • O'Conner, A., Geraghty, S., (2011), Are women who misuse drugs and alcohol in pregnancy deficient in Vitamin D?. Proceedings of the Women's and Children's Hospitals Australasia Conference, 1-2.
  • Geraghty, S., O'Connor, A., (2011), Dark side of the womb: Vitamin D status amongst pregnant drug and/or alcohol using women in Western Australia. Women?s Hospitals Australasia Program 2011, 1, Adelaide, South Australia.

Creative Works

  • Hart, A., Geraghty, S., Bayes, S., (2014), African Immigrant Parents' Understanding Of Their Teenager's Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Status In Perth, Western Australia., Darwin, Northern Territory, DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2092.0329.
  • Geraghty, S., (2012), Outback Angel. Outback Angel, 126, Australia.
  • Harding, D., Geraghty, S., Nazareth, S., Hamilton, D., Cheng, W., (2011), Hep C in Pregnancy in Western Australia - poster. Gastroenterology Society of Australia Conference, Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre.
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