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Dr Sadie Geraghty

Senior 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 Senior 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


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2017.
  • Master of Education Research Methods, The University of Western Australia, 2009.
  • Diploma in Professional Counselling, Other WA higher ed institution, 2008.
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Curtin University of Technology, 2007.
  • Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Role of the Midwife, The Flinders University of South Australia, 2006.
  • Master Of Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Science Second Class Honours in Midwifery, England, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sociology & Social Anthropology, England, 1998.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Stokes, T., Geraghty, S., (2018), Preeclampsia: Praxis and Application. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(1), 8-12, London, UK, Mark Allen Healthcare, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2018.26.1.8.
  • Geraghty, S., Oliver, K., (2018), In the shadow of the ivory tower: Experiences of midwives and nurses undertaking PhDs. Nurse Education Today, 65(6), 36-40, UK, Churchill Livingstone.
  • De Leo, A., Geraghty, S., (2018), iMidwife: midwifery students’ use of smartphone technology as a mediated educational tool in clinical environments. Contemporary Nurse, 12(19), 1-10, Australia, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2017.1416305.
  • 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.
  • Nel, S., Geraghty, S., (2018), Are midwifery students adequately prepared for vaginal breech birth in clinical practice?. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(3), 145-149, London, UK, Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Morris, S., Geraghty, S., Sundin, D., (2018), Moxibustion: An alternative option for breech presentation. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(7), 440-445, London, UK, Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Knol, F., Geraghty, S., (2017), Midwifery students and routine discussion of birth experience in the early postnatal period in hospital. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(6), 380-385, London, United Kingdom, Mark Allen Group.
  • Wright, C., Geraghty, S., (2017), Are male partners of pregnant women treated negatively in maternity care?. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(10), 631-637, London, United Kingdom, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2017.25.10.631.
  • Fowler, A., Baker, M., Geraghty, S., (2017), Is faculty practice valuable? The experience of Western Australian nursing and midwifery academics undertaking faculty clinical practice- A discussion paper. Nurse Education in Practice, 26(2017), 91-95, Kidlington, United Kingdom, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.07.005.
  • 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, M A Healthcare Ltd, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.8.567.
  • Doyle, L., Geraghty, S., Folan, M., (2016), Epilepsy in pregnancy: Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(12), 830-835, London, UK, M A Healthcare Ltd, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.12.830.
  • 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, 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, MA Healthcare Ltd, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.1.60.
  • Wright, C., Geraghty, S., (2016), Mind over Matter: Inside Hypnobirthing. Sleep and Hypnosis: an international journal of sleep, dream and hypnosis, 19(3), 54-60, Turkey, Yerkure Tanitim ve Yayincilik, DOI: 10.5350/Sleep.Hypn.2016.18.0120.
  • Kim, HM., Geraghty, S., (2016), 'Yummy Mummies': exploring sexuality in the antenatal and postnatal period. The Practising Midwife, 19(6), 24 - 26, London, UK, Elsevier Ltd.
  • Geraghty, S., (2015), Reaching out: caring for women prisoners in Western Australia. The Practising Midwife, 18(1), 26-28, Medical Education Solutions Limited.
  • Grier, G., Geraghty, S., (2015), Mind matters: Developing skills and knowledge in postnatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(2), 110 - 114, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2015.23.2.110.
  • 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 , Ingentaconnect, DOI: 10.1891/2156-5287.5.4.224.
  • 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, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2015.23.6.412.
  • 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, Mark Allen Group.
  • Geraghty, S., Lauva, M., (2015), Keeping the shining roads open: intuition in midwifery practice. The Practising Midwife, 18(10), 42-45, Medical Education Solutions Limited.
  • 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, Mark Allan Publishing.
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