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I have been a registered nurse since 1978 and a registered midwife since 1990. I remain current with registration in both disciplines. I recently completed my Doctor of Philosophy - Midwifery, exploring the maternity care encounters of socially disadvantaged women. I completed my Masters of Philosophy - Midwifery in 2008, exploring the interactions between midwives and women who smoked during pregnancy. My findings, for both studies would suggest that it is often difficult for midwives to maintain a woman-centred model of interaction with competing organisational and Ministry of Health public health agendas.

I am the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, at the University of Newcastle.

My research interests therefore, involve the provision of woman-centred care for all childbearing women regardless of the midwifery context as well as the educational strategies that will support graduate midwives to implement woman-centred care into their practice.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education, Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of New England

Research

Research keywords

  • health professional interactions
  • social disadvantage and childbearing
  • woman-centred care
  • woman-midwife relationship

Research expertise

Midwifery,

Nursing,

Women's health in relation to childbearing, and

Communicating within a partnership model of health care

I recently completed my Doctor of Philosophy - Midwifery, exploring the maternity care encounters of socially disadvantaged women. I completed my Masters of Philosophy - Midwifery in 2008, exploring the interactions between midwives and women who smoked during pregnancy. I my findings would suggest that it is often difficult for midwives to maintain a woman-centred model of interaction with competing organisational and Ministry of Health public health agendas.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111006Midwifery85
111000Nursing15

Collaboration

I am currently a member of the nursing and midwifery BRICs (Building Research and Interdisciplinary Collaboration) Network.

I am also currently a member of the research centre for health professional education.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I am currently the program convenor for the Bachelor of Midwifery Program in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, at the University of Newcastle.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • midwifery
  • neonatal care
  • nursing

Teaching expertise

I have been teaching within the midwifery, nursing undergraduate and postgraduate programs since 2000 at the University of Newcastle. I also guest lecture into the Masters of Pharmacology program. I am currently the program convenor for the Bachelor of Midwifery Program in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, at the University of Newcastle. My research interests involve the provision of woman-centred care for all childbearing women regardless of the midwifery context and the educational strategies that will support graduate midwives to implement woman-centred care into their practice.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 (2011) [C1]
2009Ebert LM, Freeman L, Fahy KM, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Midwives' interactions with women who smoke in pregnancy', British Journal of Midwifery, 17 24-29 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Pamela Vanderriet

2009Ebert LM, Van Der Riet PJ, Fahy KM, 'What do midwives need to understand/know about smoking in pregnancy?', Women and Birth, 22 35-40 (2009) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ebert L, Bellchambers H, Ferguson A, Browne J, 'Socially disadvantaged women's views of barriers to feeling safe to engage in decision-making in maternity care', WOMEN AND BIRTH, 27 132-137 (2014) [C1]
2014Ebert L, Hoffman K, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, '"They have no idea of what we do or what we know": Australian graduates' perceptions of working in a health care team', Nurse Education in Practice, (2014)
2013Powers JR, Loxton DJ, O'Mara AT, Chojenta CL, Ebert L, 'Regardless of where they give birth, women living in non-metropolitan areas are less likely to have an epidural than their metropolitan counterparts', WOMEN AND BIRTH, 26 E77-E81 (2013) [C1]
2011Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Bellchambers HL, 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 (2011) [C1]
2009Ebert LM, Van Der Riet PJ, Fahy KM, 'What do midwives need to understand/know about smoking in pregnancy?', Women and Birth, 22 35-40 (2009) [C1]
2009Ebert LM, Freeman L, Fahy KM, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Midwives' interactions with women who smoke in pregnancy', British Journal of Midwifery, 17 24-29 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Pamela Vanderriet

2008Teale C, Ebert LM, Norton CA, 'Perineal trauma and childbirth: A discussion paper', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 1 28-31 (2008) [C2]
2008Ebert LM, 'Midwifery education and models of care: Moving forward mindfully', Women and Birth, 21 43-44 (2008) [C3]
2008Ebert LM, 'Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health: A Multidimensional Approach (Book review)', Women and Birth, 21 177-178 (2008) [C3]
2007Ebert LM, Fahy KM, 'Why do women continue to smoke in pregnancy?', Women and Birth, 20 161-168 (2007) [C1]
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Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, Browne J, Bellchambers HL, 'Can't breathe: The socially disadvantaged woman and choice', 4th Biennial Conference Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Ebert LM, Ferguson AJ, 'Woman-centered care: Experiences of socially disadvantaged women, registered midwives and student midwives', 1st Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research 2011, Seoul, Korea (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Alison Ferguson

2009Ebert LM, 'The midwifery experience of working for disadvantaged women', Australian College of Midwives 16th National Conference: Midwives & Women: A Brilliant Blend: Conference Handbook, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$31,981

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2014 (1 grants)

3rd Asia Pacific Qualitative Conference, Town Hall, Newcastle, 1 - 3 October 2014$770
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Lyn Ebert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$77020142014
GNo:G1400965

2012 (1 grants)

2nd Global Conference for Qualitative Health Research 2012, University Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, 28-30 June 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Lyn Ebert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200725

2008 (1 grants)

Heathly People for the Healthly World, Emerald Hotel Bangkok Thailand, 25/6/2008 - 27/6/2008$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Lyn Ebert
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020082008
GNo:G0188940

2007 (2 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship - Teaching Relief$24,980
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Lyn Ebert
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,98020072007
GNo:G0186942

2007 Equity Research Fellowship - Research Grant$3,731
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Lyn Ebert
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,73120072007
GNo:G0187293
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.55

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142022PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorDoes Weighing During Pregnancy Prevent Excessive Gestational Weight Gain? A Mixed-Method Study
20122019PhD (Midwifery)Co-SupervisorMaternity Care for Women with Intellectual Disability: A Qualitative Studies into the Barriers and Facilitators of Care
20122020PhD (Midwifery)Co-SupervisorMidwifery "A Man's Place?"

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (Midwifery)Co-SupervisorAsthma and Pregnancy: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Midwives' Current Knowledge About Asthma in Pregnancy and Their Perceived Role in Antenatal Asthma Management in Australia
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Ms Lyn Ebert

Work Phone(02) 4921 6347
Fax(02) 4921 6301
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMidwifery
Office
RW2-25,
Richardson Wing,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lyn-ebert