Faculty of Health

Rhian Cramer

Phone: (03) 5327 9260(03) 5327 9260 / 0418 348 850
Email: r.cramer@federation.edu.au
Room: H128
Position: Program coordinator - Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Discipline: Midwifery

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery (La Trobe University)
  • Masters of Midwifery (La Trobe University)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Teaching areas

  • Antenatal care
  • Childbirth education
  • Labour and birth
  • Postnatal care
  • Breastfeeding

Professional associations

  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)
  • Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
  • Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)
  • Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ)
  • Maternity Choices Australia

Grants and awards

Awards

  • La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2013)
  • Royal College of Nursing Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships (2011 – 2012)

Research interests

  • Breastfeeding
  • Women's experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and the initial transition to motherhood
  • Community education for pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding

Current projects

PhD candidate on the Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) trial (Judith Lumley Centre)

Publications

Journal articles

McLachlan, H.L.; Forster, D.A.; Amir, L.H.; Cullinane, M.; Shafiei, T.; Watson, L.F.; Ridgway, L.; Cramer, R.L.; & Small, R (2015). Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) in Victoria, Australia: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016;6:2 e008292 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008292

Cramer R, McLachlan H, Forster D, Shafiei T, Amir L, Small R, Cullinane M (2015) Women's experiences of breastfeeding support: Results from the Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) trial. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 51(s1): 50

 McLachlan H, Forster D, Amir LH, Small R, Cullinane M, Shafiei T, Cramer R, Ridgeway L. The Victorian Breastfeeding Project Phase Two: SILC final report. Melbourne, Australia: Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University; July 2014

Rayner, JA., McLachlan, H.L., Forster, D.A., & Cramer, R.L. (2009) Australian women's use of complementary and alternative medicines to enhance fertility: exploring the experiences of women and practitioners. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9:52 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/9/52

Rayner J, Walsh R, McLachlan H, Forster D. (2008). Why do women combine the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) to enhance fertility? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 44(s1): A17

Presentations

Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) conference: April, 2015

Poster presentation and oral presentation – 'Women's experiences of breastfeeding support: Results from the Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) trial'

Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) conference: March 2015

Oral presentation – 'Women's experiences of breastfeeding support: Results from the Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) trial'

Maternal, Infant and Child Nutrition and Nurture (MAINN) conference: November 2014       Oral presentation – 'Implementing the 'Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities' (SILC) cluster randomised trial: Exploring the views and experiences of Maternal and Child Health nurses and coordinators'

Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) conference:  2008

Oral presentation - Why do women combine the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) to enhance fertility?