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Roslyn’s program of research is focused on maternity reform, health funding and systems integration to improve public maternity services access and equity to continuity of midwifery models for vulnerable and under-served groups. This encompasses public health, resource and cost impact at different time points including Start of Life, the First Thousand Days, and across the life course. Her recent work concentrates on cost analysis of midwifery care and maternity models. She has experience in implementation and evaluation of midwifery models and developing expertise in maternity system evaluation, including building capacity in midwifery as a public primary health strategy. She is a member of Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative and actively engaged in developing population health tools to assist scale – up of midwifery models. Other areas of research interest include human lactation, perinatal mental health, and the human microbiome.


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Developing a Population Health Tool to Map Access to Midwifery Continuity of Care for Vulnerable Mothers and Babies in Queensland
Queensland Health
2019 - 2020
Donnellan - Fernandez R
Nursing & Midwifery Research Fellowship (Total project value: $20,000)