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Ms Clare Davison

Clare is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Clare is also Coordinator of the Dual Degree Bsc Nursing and Bsc Midwifery program and the Graduate certificate in Diagnostics and Prescribing.

Current Teaching

  • Undergraduate and post graduate midwifery
  • Higher Degree by Research supervision.


Clare has a background in clinical midwifery, specialising in supporting and promoting normal physiological birth, waterbirth and teaching obstetric emergencies. Clare is currently completing her PhD looking at the history of midwifery in Western Australia.

  • Endorsed Midwife Private Practice
  • Academic writing and curriculum development at ECU
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife.

Professional Associations

  • Registered Midwife with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Registered nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Australian College of Midwives
  • Member of Homebirth Australia
  • Member of Midwives Australia.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Women and midwives qualitative research;
  • Physiological normal birth;
  • Waterbirth;
  • Homebirth;
  • Feminism and Midwifery; and
  • Problem-based learning.


  • Master of Philosophy (Nursing and Midwifery), Curtin University of Technology, 2014.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery with Distinction, Curtin University of Technology, 2009.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Davison, C., Geraghty, S., Morris, S., (2018), Midwifery students’ understanding and knowledge of normal birth before‘delivery’ of curriculum. Midwifery, 58(1), 77-82, USA, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.015.
  • Davison, C., Hauck, Y., Bayes, S., Kuliukas, L., Wood, J., (2015), The relationship is everything: Women’s reasons for choosing a privately practising midwife in Western Australia. Midwifery, 31(8), 772-778, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.04.012.
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