Our People

People working in and with the Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies are passionate about making meaningful and observable change in maternity care in Queensland. This is the team from the Centre, both now and then! Click below to meet the team.

                  Sue Kruske

                  Yvette Miller
                  Rachel Thompson
                  Cindy Gallois
                  Bernadette Watson
                  Christina Lee

              

               
            

 Our Director

Sue Kruske

p. 3346 3081 e. sue.kruske@uq.edu.au

 

 

 

Sue brings a broad range of knowledge and skills to the role of Director. Sue has contributed to maternity services in a variety of roles and settings. She has a strong clinical background working in tertiary, rural and remote areas across the country including NSW, Western Qld, the Kimberley, Cape York, Arnhem Land and Darwin.  Her research interests include Indigenous health, primary care models of maternity care, postnatal care, maternal and child health, maternity services workforce support, racism and ethnocentrism, working in partnership with women and parents, and cross cultural child rearing practices.  Sue has been a facilitator for ALSO since 2006 and also teaches in the CRANAplus courses for rural and remote practitioners (MEC and MIDUS). Sue sits on a number of state and national committees including the Queensland Midwifery Advisory Group and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Midwife Accreditation Committee.

 

 

Our Investigators


Yvette Miller
 
e. ymiller@psy.uq.edu.au or yvette.miller@qut.edu.au

 

 

 

Dr Yvette Miller’s research is in behavioural epidemiology and the evaluation of population strategies to improve maternal and infant health. She is particularly interested in effective processes for reorienting maternity services to become more consumer-focused and woman-centered, and policy and service provision responses to promote informed choice in maternity care. For more information about Yvette, please click here.

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 Rachel Thompson
e. r.thompson@psy.uq.edu.au or Rachel.L.Thompson@dartmouth.edu

 

 

 

Ms Rachel Thompson is a Research Fellow with primary research interests in the field of informed choice in health care, shared decision-making between health professionals and patients, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of health-related decision aids. Rachel Thompson is an experienced researcher in reproductive psychology. Having completed her honours degree in Psychology at UQ in 2003, Rachel went on to begin her PhD in 2006, which examined young men’s reproductive attitudes and decision-making. In 2009, Rachel was appointed as a Research Fellow in the QCMB and is currently developing and evaluating tools to support women and their families to make decisions before, during and after birth.  For more information about Rachel, please click here.

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Cindy Gallois
p.
3365 7969 e. c.gallois@uq.edu.au

 

 

 

Professor Cindy Gallois is a Senior Researcher with research interests in health communication and health psychology. For more information about Cindy, please click here.

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Bernadette Watson
p.
3365 6398 e. bernadette@uq.edu.au


 

 

Dr Bernadette Watson is a Senior Lecturer with research interests in intergroup communication as it relates to both the health environment and general workplace. Bernadette is particularly interested in examining the interaction process between health professionals from different health disciplines and also between health professionals and their patients. For more information about Bernadette, please click here.

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Christina Lee
p.
3365 6830 e. c.lee@psy.uq.edu.au

 

 

 

Professor Christina Lee is a public Health Psychologist with research interests in gender and health. For more information about Christina, please click here.

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