Helen Hall

Phone: 53279237
Email: h.hall@federation.edu.au
Position: Discipline Leader
Discipline: Midwifery


  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Monash University
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education, Monash University
  • Master of Midwifery, Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, RMIT
  • Diploma of Applied Science, Southern School of Natural Therapies
  • Registered Nurse; Division 1, Alfred Hospital

Teaching areas

  • Midwifery

Professional associations

  • Australian College of Midwives

Research interest

  • Midwifery workforce development
  • Quality of care
  • Global maternity care
  • Integrative medicine and models of care

Current projects

  • Hall H., Fooldai E, Yeganeh L., Sinni S., Kloster J., White C & Mclaren M Successful childbearing; women’s experiences and views about the factors that optimise safety and quality in maternity care
  • Hall H., Crawford K., Mahmood A., Kep J., Nerlyn P., & J. Pyakalydia The PNG Midwifery Leadership Buddy Program; views from participants and key stake holders
  • Sweet L., Hartney N., Hall H. Davey K., McInnes R., Atchan M., Martis R., Daellenbach R & L. Kearney. The Epic study: Early Parenting and Infant feeding during COVID-19 pandemic

Higher degree research supervision

PhD completions

  • Barriers and enablers to exclusive breastfeeding among mothers returning to work in Ethiopia
  • Midwives management of telephone conversations (telephone triage) with pregnant or postnatal women: A mixed methods study
  • WHO Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - Progress, Barriers and Opportunities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Exploration of postpartum maternal health among a sample of Saudi Arabian women in Riyadh, KSA
  • Transitional Togetherness: The changing nature of the parent-healthcare provider relationship when a child dies in the paediatric intensive care unit

Honours and Masters completions

  • Women’s experiences of birth trauma
  • Midwifery students providing continuity of care experiences to Afghan women of refugee background
  • Midwives’ Knowledge and Practice in Relation to Early Skin-to-Skin Contact and Breastfeeding in Oman
  • Methods of induction of labour and birthing outcomes in an Australian public maternity service

Grants and awards

2020 - 2022Hall, H.,Crawford K, Mahmood A Kep J Nerlyn P & Pyakalyia J.(2020) .The PNG Midwifery Leadership Buddy Program; views from participants and key stakeholders Rotary Club of Morialta $9,000
2018 - 2019Hall, H., Lauche, R., Holt, S., Weller, C., Carr, B. & Monk, N. (2017). The effect of partner-delivered massage on maternal mental health during pregnancy: a pilot study. Monash Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Grant Scheme $20,000.
2018 - 2019Griffith, Brooks, Endacott, Dix, Rees-Sidhu, Barton, Hall, Bradley, Gibson, Harrison, Ilic, Maloney, Leech, Adams, Merriman, Fuller, Homer, Vance. (2018) Development of an Objective Structures Clinical Exam (OSCE) for internationally qualified nurses. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency $503,098.
2018 Hall, H., Lauche, R., Holt, S., Weller, C., Carr, B. & Monk, N. (2017). The Massage and Maternal Anxiety (MAMA) study; the effect of partner-delivered massage on maternal mental health during pregnancy: a pilot study. Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine $5,000
2017Rees, C., Crampton, P., Brock, T., Brown, T.., Mundy, M., Hall, H., Oliaro, L., Palermo, Paynter, S., Willets, G., Williams, B., Wright, C. (2017) Setting the agenda for health professional education research at Monash: A cross-Faculty research priority setting exercise Teaching & Learning grant application- $19,901.
2015 - 2017Hall, H., Leach, M., Brosnan C., and Collins M. (2016-2017) Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and Nurses: Improving patient safety through communication and collaboration. Endeavour College $13,991.
2017 - 2018Frawley, J., Flowler, C., Wardle, J., Hall, H., Sinclair L., Cummins, A. (2017) The role of midwives in increasing maternal and childhood vaccination uptake UTS Faculty of Health, seeding grant. $21,287.41.
2017 - 2018McLelland, G., Hall, H., Plummer, V., Dix, S., Tremayne, A., Kumar, A., East, C., Carr, B., Buttigieg, H. & Fernando, S. (2017) Midwifery and medical students’ knowledge, self-efficacy and satisfaction following simulation of inter-professional management of primary postpartum haemorrhage. Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution: $15,000
2015Butler, A, Copnell, B, Willets, G. & H. Hall. Parents perspectives on the death of a child in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (2015) Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. $6,000
2015Singh, C, Williams, A., Willey, S., Crawford, K., Harder, K., Hall, H &    Plummer, V. A pilot study exploring medication adherence among Indians in Victoria who experience chronic medical conditions’ Monash University Peninsula Campus seeding grant (2015) $9,132
2014Beattie, J, Hall, H, Biro, M, Lau, R, East, C. The effects of mindfulness training on maternal stress, depressed mood and present moment awareness: A pilot study. Nurses Board of Victoria - Mona Menzies Postdoctoral Research Grant (2014): $49,988.00
2014McLelland G, Hall H, Stow J, Morphet J, Williams B, McKenna L,Perera C. Simulation of the management of unplanned births: An innovative strategy for inter-professional learning involving undergraduate paramedics, midwives and nurses. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Learning & Teaching Research Grant, Monash University. $10,000
2010 - 2012Cooper, S, McKenna, L, Bogossian, F, Fox-Young, S, Brady, S, Hall, H Simulated Learning Environments -Nursing Curriculum Report Health Workforce Australia $52,963.00
2010 - 2012Gilmour, C, McLelland, G, Hall, H. Breastfeeding Gap Analysis Department of Education and Early Childhood Development $25,000.00
2010 - 2012Gilmour, C, Monk, H, Hall, H. Healthy Women and Infants: A study of infant feeding practices during the first 12 months of life Peninsula Campus Formative Research Grant $2,000.


Gebrekidan K, Hall H Plummer V & Fooladi E. Exclusive breastfeeding continuation and associated factors among employed women in North Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study PLOS ONE

Adinew Y, Kelly J, Marshall, A & Hall H. (2021) ‘I would have stayed home if I could manage it alone’; testimony of an Ethiopian mother abandoned by care providers during facility based childbirth: a case report. International Journal of Women's Health https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S302208

Gebrekidan K, Fooladi, E, Plummer V & Hall, H. (2021) Attitudes and experiences of employed women when combining exclusive breastfeeding and work: a qualitative study among office workers in Northern Ethiopia Maternal & Child Nutrition DOI: 10.1111/mcn.13190

Adinew. Y., Hall., H., Marshall A., & J Kelly Disrespect and abuse during facility‐based childbirth in north showa zone, Ethiopia. Global Health Action

Hall HG, Cant R., Munk N., Carr B Tremayne A Weller C Fogarty S and Lauche R. (2020) The effectiveness of massage for reducing pregnant women's anxiety and depression; systematic review and meta-analysis. Midwifery https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102818

Adinew, Y., Hall, H., Marshall, A & J Kelly. (2020) Care providers’ perspectives on disrespect and abuse of women during facility-based childbirth in Africa: a qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis 18 (5), 1057-1063

Hall H, Munk, Carr, Fogarty, Cant, Holton, Weller & Lauche. Maternal mental health and partner delivered massage; a pilot study Women and Birth http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.05.00

Gebrekidan K, Plummer, V, Fooladi, E, Hall H. Work-related factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding among employed women in Ethiopia: managers’ perspective using a qualitative approach International Journal of Women’s Healthhttps://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S248473

Frawley J, McKenzie K, Cummins A, Sinclair L, Wardle J, Hall H. (2020). Midwives’ role in the provision of maternal and childhood immunisation information. Women and Birth https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.02.006

Gebrekidan K, Fooladi, E, Plummer, V, & Hall H. (2020) Enablers and barriers of exclusive breastfeeding among employed women in low and lower middle-income countries.  Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2020.100514

Fogarty, S., Steel, A., Hall H. & Hay P. (2020). Australian massage therapists’ views and practices related to preconception, pregnancy and the early postpartum period. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practicehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2020.101222

Singh, K Crawford, S Willey, H Hall, K Harder, V Plummer, A Williams (2020) Medication adherence among people of Indian ethnicity living with chronic disease following migration to Australia Collegian 27 (2), 179-184 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2019.06.002

Bishop, Lauche, Cramer, Pinto, Leung, Hall, Leach, Chung, Sundberg, Zhang, Frawley, Steel, Ward, Sibbritt & Adams. (2019) Health behaviour change and complementary medicine use: National Health Interview Survey 2012. Medicina 55, 632; doi:103390/medicina55100632

Butler, A.,Copnell B & Hall. H. (2019)Researching people who are bereaved: Managing risks to participants and researchers Nursing Ethics 26(1), doi:10.1177/0969733017695656

Butler, A.,Copnell B & Hall. H. (2019) Welcoming expertise: Bereaved parents’ perceptions of the parent-healthcare provider relationship when a critically ill child is admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Australian Critical Care 32(1)doi.1016/j.aucc.2017.09.004

Bailey, C. Newton J. & Hall H. (2019) Telephone triage in midwifery practice. A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.11.009

Steel, A, Hall, H, Diezel, H, Wardle, J and Adams, J. (2019) Filling the gaps in contemporary maternity care: the perceptions of complementary medicine practitioners providing care to women during pregnancy Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.11.017.

Butler, A., Hall, H., & Copnell (2019) Bereaved parents’ experiences of the police in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Australian Critical Care doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2018.02.004

Palermo, C; King, O; Brock, T; Brown, T; Crampton, Hall, H; Macaulay, J; Olwyn; Morphet, J; Mundy, M; Oliaro, L; Paynter, S; Williams, B; Wright, C; Rees, C. (2019) Setting priorities for health education research: A mixed methods study Medical Teacher doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2019.1612520

Frawley J., McKenzie K, Sinclair L Cummins A., Wardle J and Hall H. (2019) Midwives' knowledge, attitudes and confidence in discussing maternal and childhood immunisation with parents: A national study. Vaccine doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.10.006.

Butler, A., Copnell, B., & Hall, H. (2019) When a child dies in PICU: Practice recommendations from a qualitative study of bereaved parents. Paediatric Critical Care Medicine doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000002040

Butler, A., Hall, H., & Copnell (2019) Bereaved parents’ experiences of the police in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Australian Critical Care doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2018.02.004

Hall, Leach, Brosnan, Cant & Collins, Registered Nurses' communication about patients' use of complementary therapies: a national survey. Patient Education and Counseling DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2018.03.010

Butler, A., Hall, H., & Copnell, B. (2018) Gradually disengaging: Exploring parent-healthcare provider relationships after a child’s death in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Family Nursing doi: 10.1177/1074840718783470

Hall, H., Brosnan, C., Cant, R., Collins, M. & Leach, M. (2018) Nurses’ attitudes and behaviour towards patients’ use of complementary therapies: a mixed methods study. Journal of Advanced Nursing doi:10.1111/jan.13554

Butler, A., Hall, H., & Copnell (2018) Becoming a Team: The Nature of the Parent-Healthcare Provider Relationship when a Child is Dying in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Butler, A., Copnell, B., & Hall, H. (2018) The development of theoretical sampling in practice. Collegian DOI:10.1016/j.colegn.2018.01.002

Butler, A., Copnell, B., & Hall, H. (2018) The impact of the social and physical environments on parent-healthcare provider relationships when a child dies in PICU: Findings from a grounded theory study. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing  DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2017.12.008

Hall, H., Brosnan, C., Frawley, J., Wardle, J., Collins, M., Leach, M. (2017) Nurses’ communication regarding patients’ use of complementary and alternative medicine Collegian DOI:10.1016/j.colegn.2017.09.001

Bailey, C. Newton J. and Hall H. (2017) Telephone Triage and Midwifery: A Scoping Review. Women and Birth. doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.12.002

Schwerdtle, P., Morphet, J & Hall, H. (2017) ‘A scoping review of mentorship of health personnel to improve quality of health care in low and middle income countries’ Globalisation and Health doi: 10.1186/s12992-017-0301-1

McLelland, G., Perera C., Morphet J., McKenna, L., Hall  H., Williams B., Cant R. Stow, J., (2017) Interprofessional simulation of birth in a non-maternity setting for pre-professional students. Nurse Education Today  DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.07.016.

Kumar, A., Wallace, E., East, C., McClelland, G., Hall, H., Leech, M., Nestel, D. (2017) Inter-professional Simulation-Based Education for Medical and Midwifery Students: A Qualitative Study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2017) 13, 217-227 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.01.010

Hall, H, Leach, M, Brosnan C and M Collins. (2017) Nurses’ attitudes towards complementary medicine: a systematic review and meta-synthesis International Journal of Nursing Studies DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.01.008

Butler, A., Hall, H., Copnell, B. (2017). The changing nature of relationships between parents and healthcare providers when a child dies in the paediatric intensive care unit. Journal of Advanced Nursing.  DOI: 10.1111/jan.13401

Butler, A, Copnell and Hall, H (2107). Researching the bereaved: Managing risks to participants and researchers. Nursing Ethics  DOI:1177/0969733017695656

Beattie J, Hall H, Biro M, East C, Lau R.(2017)  Effects of mindfulness on maternal stress, depressive symptoms and awareness of present moment experience: A pilot randomised trial Midwifery Vol 50. p 174-183 DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.04.006

Butler, A, Hall H and B Copnell (2017) Ethical and Practical Realities of Three Approaches to Using Letters for Recruitment in Bereavement Research. Research in Nursing & Health DOI:10.1002/nur.21800

Kumar, A., Nestel, D., Bentley, D., McLelland, G., Fernando, S.,  Hay, M., Lichtwark, I., EAST, C.  Hall, H., Hobson, S., Dekoninck, P., Larmour, L., Wallace E (2017). Embedding assessment in a simulation skills training program for medical and midwifery students: a pre and post intervention evaluation" ANZJOG The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. DOI:10.1111/ajo.12659

Hall, H., Cramer, H,, Sundberg, T, Ward, L, Adams, J, Moore, C, Sibbritt, D, Lauche, R. (2016) The effectiveness of complementary manual therapies for pregnancy related back and pelvic pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Medicine DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000004723

Hall, H, Beattie, J, Lau, R, East C and Biro MA (2016) Mindfulness and perinatal mental health: a systematic review. Women and Birth 29(1) 62-71.doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2015.08.006

Cramer, H, Hall, H, Leach, L, Frawley, J, Zhang, Z, Leung, B, Adams, J, Lauche R (2016). Prevalence, patterns, and predictors of meditation use among US adults: A nationally representative survey. Scientific Reports DOI:10.1038/srep36760

Frawley, J. Hall, H., Adams, J.,Sibbritt, D. (2016) Health care utilization of women who experience pregnancy related reflux, nausea and/or vomiting The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2016.1232711

Lauche, R, Hall, H, Adams J, Steel A, Broom A and D Sibbritt. (2016) Healthcare utilisation amongst pregnant women who experience sleeping problems, and/or tiredness or fatigue: A cross-sectional survey of 1,835 pregnant women Sleep and Breathing 20(1). doi: 10.1007/s11325-015-1250-7.

Hall, H, Lauche, R, Adams, J, Steel, S, Broom, A & D.  Sibbritt (2016) Healthcare utilisation of pregnant women who experience sciatica, leg cramps and/or varicose veins: a cross-sectional survey of 1,835 pregnant women. Women and Birth. 29(1) 35-40 doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2015.07.184

Butler A, Hall H, and B Copnell (2016) A Guide to Writing a Qualitative Systematic Review Protocol to Enhance Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, doi: 10.1111/wvn.12134.

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna. (2015)  Complementary and alternative medicine: Interaction and communication between midwives and women. Women and Birth. doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2014.12.003

Butler A, Hall H, Willetts G and B Copnell. (2015) Family experience and PICU death: A meta-synthesis. Pediatrics 136(4):e961-73. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-1068

Zhang, Y., Hall, H.G., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J., (2015), Differences between male and female consumers of complementary and alternative medicine in a national US population: a secondary analysis of 2012 NIHS data, Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine

Butler, A., Hall, H.G., Willetts, G., Copnell, B., 2015, Parents' experiences of healthcare provider actions when their child dies: an integrative review of the literature, Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN, vol 20, issue 1, pp. 5-20.

Cramer, H, Frawley J, Steel.A, Hall, H, Adams, J Broom A & D. Sibbritt (2015) The characteristics of women who practice yoga in different locations during pregnancy BMJ Open doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008641

Hall,H, McLelland, G, Gilmour, C&  Cant R (2014) ‘It's those first few weeks’: Women's views about breastfeeding support in an Australian outer metropolitan region. Women and Birth. DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2014.06.007

McLelland, G, Hall, H, Gilmour, C, & Cant, R (2014) Support needs of breastfeeding women: views of Australian midwives and health nurses' Midwifery http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2014.09.008i

Gilmour, C., Monk, H. & Hall, H. (2013) Breastfeeding mothers returning to work: experiences of women at one university in Victoria, Australia. Breastfeeding Review 21(2)p23-30

Hall H, McKenna L Griffiths D (2013) Contextual factors that medicate midwives’ behaviour towards pregnant women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 5(1) Pp.68-74.

Monk, H., Gilmour, C & Hall, H. (2013) Supporting breastfeeding through workplace, early childhood centre and family relations: Educators’ experiences. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

Hall, H.G., McKenna, L.G., Griffiths, D.L., (2013). From alternative, to complementary to integrative medicine; supporting midwives in a pluralistic maternity environment. Women and Birth. doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2012.11.004

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna. (2013)  Holistic Pregnancy Care: Aligning Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Midwifery Practice. International Journal of Childbirth 3(2) pp98-105. DOI:10.1891/2156-5287.3.2.1

Biro, MA., Cant, R.,  Hall, H., Bailey, C., Sinni, S., & East, C. (2013) How effectively do midwives manage the care of obese pregnant women? A cross sectional survey of Australian midwives. Women and Birth. 26 (2) pp. 119-124 DOI:10.1016/j.wombi.2013.01.006

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna. (2013) Keeping childbearing safe: Midwives’ influence on women s use of complementary and alternative medicine.International Journal of Nursing practice DOI:10.1111/ijn.12089

Gilmour, C., McIntyre, M., McLelland, G. Hall, H., Miles, M. (2013) Exploring the impact of clinical placement models on undergraduate midwifery students Women and Birth 26 (1), pp. 21-25. DOI:10.1016/j.wombi.2012.06.004

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna. (2013) L. Navigating a safe path together: A theory of midwives’ responses to the use of complementary and alternative medicine Midwifery DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2012.06.019

Hall H, Griffiths D, McKenna. L. (2013) From Darwin’s theory to Constructivism: The philosophical evolution of grounded theory methodology. Nurse Researcher 20 (3) pp17-21.

Hall H, McKenna L Griffiths D (2012) Midwives’ support for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A literature review. Women and Birth doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2010.12.005

Hall, H.G., McKenna, L.G., Griffiths, D.L., (2012), Applying grounded theory to midwifery research problems, International Journal of Childbirth, vol 2, issue 2, Springer Publishing Company, United States, pp. 136-141

Gilmour, C.J., Parry, A.M., McLelland, G.E., Hall, H.G., (2012), Creative thinking to expand clinical placements: Increasing the midwifery workforce, Focus on Health Professional Education [P], vol 14, issue 1, ANZAHPE, Australia, pp. 1-6

Hall, H.G., Griffiths, D.L., McKenna, L.G., (2012), Complementary and alternative medicine in midwifery practice: managing the conflicts, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol 18, Churchill Livingstone, United Kingdom, pp. 246-251

O'Connor, M., O'Brien, A.,  Bloomer, M, Morphett, M., Peters, L.,  Hall, H., Parry, A.,  Recoche, K.,  Lee, S. and Munro, I (2012) The environment of inpatient health care delivery and its influence on the outcome of care. Health Environments Research & Design Journal6(1), 105-117

Hall H, McKenna L Griffiths D (2011) Complementary and alternative medicine for induction of labour. Women and Birth doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2011.03.006

McKenna, L.G., Gilmour, C.J., Biro, M.A., McIntyre, M.J., Bailey, C.M., Jones, J.M., Miles, M.A., Hall, H.G., McLelland, G.E., 2012, Undergraduate midwifery students' sense of belongingness in clinical practice, Nurse Education Today, pp. 1-4

Hall, H., McKenna, L., & Griffith, D. (2011). Complementary medicine for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a review of the evidence. Evidence Based Midwifery, 9(3), 84-88.

McKenna L, Bogossian F, Hall H, Brady S, Fox-Young S & Cooper S. Is simulation a substitute for real life clinical experience in midwifery? (2011) A qualitative examination of perceptions of educational leaders. Nurse Education Today. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.02.014

Hall H, Griffiths D,  McKenna. L The use of complementary and alternative medicine by pregnant women: A literature review. Midwifery (2011) 27 (6), 817-824.

Fox-Young, S., Brady, S., Brealey, W., Cooper, S, McKenna, L, Hall, H. and Bogossian, F. (2011) The perspectives of Australian midwifery academics on barriers and enablers for simulation in midwifery education in Australia: A focus group study.  Midwifery doi:10.1016/j.midw.2011.07.005

Plummer, V. Hall, H.  & French, J. (2010). Promoting careers in health to Indigenous youth. Australian Nursing Journal, 17(10), 34.

Hall H, McKenna L Griffiths D (2010) Complementary and alternative medicine: where’s the evidence? British Journal of Midwifery18, (7),

Gilmour, C. J., Hall, H., McIntyre, M., Gillies, L., & Harrison, B. (2009). Factors associated with early breastfeeding cessation in Frankston, Victoria: a descriptive study. Breastfeeding Review, 17(2), 13-19.