Dr Leigh Davis
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Leigh has worked as a clinical midwife for 20 years before commencing her teaching role at QUT. She completed her Honours thesis in 1999 which explored the predictors of depressive symptomatology in women during pregnancy. Her doctoral thesis in 2002 continued her research interest in the health and wellbeing of women and families, in particular perinatal mood disorders. Leigh’s research explored factors which contribute to the development of healthy parent-child relationships when an infant is born prematurely. Other research interests include the development and evaluation of perinatal family intervention strategies, the early parent-infant relationship and evidence-based midwifery practice issues. Currently Leigh coordinates midwifery theory units in the undergraduate double degree program (BNBM) at QUT.Leigh has also worked as a Nurse Researcher at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Her other interests include evidence-based practice and implemented the “Evidence-based Palliative Care” training program for the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE).
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- Member, Australian College of Midwives
- Member, Australian Association of Infant Mental Health