Dr Kathleen Fahy MEd(UNSW), PhD(UQ) Kathleen is an active scholar, researcher and theorist. Her research is aimed at understanding and, if indicated, changing the way maternity care in provided in order to optimise the health and wellbeing of women and babies. Kathleen has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers; is co-editor of a Midwifery Theory textbook and has authored a number of book chapters and major reports. Kathleen is perceived by her students to be an outstanding Research Higher Degrees supervisor. On a personal level Kathleen enjoys beach walking, gentle cycling, Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation, bushwalking, Scrabble, theatre, opera, art galleries and the company of family and friends.
A feminist critique of foundational nursing research and theory on transition to motherhood (with Jenny A. Parratt), Midwifery (2011)
is using ‘transition to motherhood theory’ the best way to guide midwives in...
Decision-Making theories and their usefulness to the midwifery profession both in terms of midwifery practice and the education of midwives (with Jefford Elaine and Deborah Sundin), International Journal of Nursing Practice (2011)
What are the strengths and limitations of existing Decision-Making Theories as a basis for guiding...
Do the findings of the Term Breech Trial apply to spontaneous breech birth? (editorial), Women and Birth (2011)
Inter-professional collaboration in delivery suite: a qualitative study (with Carolyn Hastie), Women and Birth (2011)
Background: Communication problems between clinicians are the most common cause of preventable adverse events in...
Interaction between primary health care professionals and people who are overweight or obese: a critical review (with Matthew AF Walsh), Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing (2011)
Objective: To identify through a review of the literature how primary health care professionals interact...
Birth territory and midwifery guardianship: theory for practice, education and research (with Maralyn Foureur and Carolyn Hastie), School of Health and Human Sciences (2008)
Birth Territory: a theory for midwifery practice (Chapter) (with Jenny A. Parratt, Maralyn Foureur, and Carolyn Hastie), Theory of midwifery practice (2011)
Physiological care in the third and fourth stages of labour... When is it safe? (with Carolyn Hastie), Promoting normal birth: research reflections and guidelines (2011)
Midwifery guardianship: reclaiming the sacred in birth (with Carolyn Hastie), Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: theory for practice, education and research (2008)
Power and social construction of birth territory, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: theory for practice, education and research (2008)
Theorising birth territory, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: theory for practice, education and research (2008)
Letters to Editor, editorials
Bachelor of midwifery graduates well educated to provide care in rural maternity units, Women and Birth (2013)
What is woman-centred care and why does it matter?, Women and Birth (2012)
In this editorial I will contrast ‘standard care’ with ‘woman-centred’ care by telling you a...
'Women and Birth' to become a fully electronic journal, Women and Birth (2012)
Response to Hood et al. (2010): ‘A story of scrutiny and fear: Australian midwives’ experiences of an external review of obstetric services, being involved with litigation and the impact on clinical practice’ (with Neil Douglas and Jeffrey Robinson), Midwifery (2011)
Active management of the third stage labour compared with holistic physiological care for women at low risk of postpartum haemorrhage: a cohort study (with Carolyn Hastie, Andrew Bisits, Christine Marsh, Lurena Smith, and Anne Saxton), Midwives and women: a brilliant blend: Australian College of Midwives 16th National Conference (2009)
Birth territory and midwifery guardianship: a theory for midwifery practice (with Maralyn Foureur, Jenny Parratt, and Carolyn Hastie), Midwifery: a worldwide commitment to women and the newborn: International Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Congress (2008)
Birth territory and midwifery guardianship: a theory for midwifery practice (Presentation) (with Maralyn Foureur, Carolyn Hastie, and Jenny Parratt), Australian College of Midwives 15th National Conference (2008)
Praxis: systematic reflection on practice, Australian Nurse Teachers' Society (ANTS) annual regional seminar (2008)
Midwifery guardianship and collective responsibility, 3rd Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference (2006)