About

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. 

Interests
Research
  • Public Health
  • Midwifery
  • Improving the response and recognition of clinical deterioration
Experience
  • 2017 to present - Professor of Nursing and Midwifery, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2017 to present - Honorary Professor, Deakin University (Geelong, Australia)
  • 2014 to present - Midwife (Hon), NHS Plymouth Hospitals Trust (UK)
  • 2014 to 2017 - Associate Professor, Deakin University (Geelong, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2017 - Senior Research Fellow, Western Health (St Albans, Australia)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Acting Chair of Nursing, Deakin University-Western Health (St Albans, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2015 - Course Director Bachelor of Midwifery/Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University (Geelong, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2013 - Senior Lecturer, Deakin University (Geelong, Australia)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Postgraduate Course Co-ordinator Primary Care Nursing (P/T), The University of Melbourne (Parkville, Australia)
  • 2006 to 2008 - Midwifery Consultant (P/T), Royal Women's Hospital (Carlton, Australia)
Honours
Memberships
  • 2017 - Australian College of Nursing
  • 2001 - Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • 1995 - Australian College of Midwives
  • 2010 to 2017 - Human Research Ethics Committee Barwon Health, Victoria
  • 2009 to 2017 - Maternity & Newborn Clinical Network, Leadership Group, Department of Health, Victoria
Other
  • 2015 - BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Associate Editor, UK.
  • 2014 - Research Advisory Committee, Western Health, Victoria
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