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Cate Nagle

Professor
Nursing & Midwifery
James Cook University
Australia

Biography

Cate Nagle has a co-joint appointment as the Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at James Cook University and the Townsville Hospital and Health Service. She is the Director of the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research and the Academic Lead (Research) for Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition. An experienced nurse and midwife, Cate also has postgraduate qualifications in Diabetes Education and Public Health. Cate’s research program has a focus on improving quality and safety of care with themes of public health, improving the woman’s/patient’s experience of care, facilitating informed decision making and communicating risk. Currently Cate is co- leading the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Development of Midwife standards for practice in Australia. She has contributed to policy development for midwifery and maternity services at both state and federal government levels. Cate currently supervises 4 (external) HDR students and she has received $2,238,516 in external research funding as chief investigator/mentor. Current projects include: Understanding the effects of low to moderate alcohol use in pregnancy Decreasing the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) Improving recognition and response to clinical deterioration in maternity care Promoting physiological birth Understanding teenagers’ experience of pregnancy care Increasing breastfeeding rates in overweight and obese women Investigating factors the influence breastfeeding in women with diabetes.

Research Interest

Centre for Nursing, Midwifery Research Public Health Midwifery Improving the response and recognition of clinical deterioration

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