RN RM, DAppSc(Nurs Ed), BN, MHlth(Research), PhD(Midwifery)
Deputy Head of School (Research and HDR)
Higher Degree by Research Convenor
- 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
- Gamble, J. & Creedy, D. (2007). A counselling model for postpartum women following distressing birth experiences. Midwifery. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2007.04.004.
- 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):339-347.
- 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. (2004) Content and processes of postpartum counselling after a distressing birth experience: A review. Birth 31(3):213-218.
- Gamble, J. & Creedy, D. (2001) Women's preference for caesarean section: Incidence and associated factors. Birth 28 (2):101-110.