RN RM, DAppSc(Nurs Ed), BN, MHlth(Research), PhD(Midwifery)
Acting Head of School
- Perinatal mental health
- Caesarean section and decision making
- Counselling childbearing women
- Quantitative methods
- Intervention studies including RCT's
- Complementary and alternative therapies
- Mixed methods
- Literature reviews
- Current studies: postpartum counselling for women experiencing a distressing birth; cost-effectiveness of midwifery group practice compared with standard maternity care; foot reflexology for dysmenorrhea; an intervention for women after a primary caesarean section to improve perinatal mental health and plan for a future pregnancy.
Current Teaching Areas
- Midwifery - all aspects
- Models of maternity service delivery
- Health system reform
Publications - top 5
- McCourt, C., Weaver, J., Statham, J., Beake, S., Gamble, J., Creedy, D. Elective cesarean section and decision making: a critical review of the literature. Birth 2007, 34 (1), 65-79
- Gamble, J., Creedy, D., McCourt, C. Weaver, J., Beake, S. (2007). A critique of the literature on women's request for caesarean section. Birth 34(4):331-340.
- Gamble, J., Creedy, D., Moyle, W., Webster, J., McAllister M., Dickson P. (2005). Effectiveness of a counselling intervention following a traumatic childbirth: A randomised controlled trial. Birth 32(1):11-19.
- Gamble, J. & Creedy, D. (2001) Women's preference for caesarean section: Incidence and associated factors. Birth 28 (2):101-110.
- Gamble, J. & Creedy, D. (2000) Women's request for a cesarean section: a critique of the literature. Birth 17 (4):256-263.