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Mrs. Rhian Cramer

Lecturer, Nursing

Nursing - Leadership



Mt Helen Campus, Online


Dr Rhian Cramer is a registered nurse, midwife and lactation consultant with experience practising in a range of metropolitan, regional and rural healthcare settings in Australia.

Dr Cramer’s research focus is on the education of midwifery students, community education on normal birth and breastfeeding, and the potential positive health impact of breastfeeding and breast milk for women, babies and families in Australia and globally. Rhian is an early career researcher and has experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Rhian has been working with Federation University Australia since 2005 and is currently the Program Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. She has also collaborated with midwifery academics from multiple universities on a range of projects through Midwifery Academics Victoria.

Rhian completed her PhD with the Supporting breastfeeding in Local Communities (SILC) trial, which investigated the impact of two community-based support interventions on breastfeeding rates in Victoria.

Field of Research

  • Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal m
  • Models of care and place of birth
  • Midwifery not elsewhere classified

O102 - The MIDAC CoCE Portal: connecting pregnant women with midwifery students in Victoria, Australia

Foundations of nursing practice

  • Book Chapters

Women's experiences of infant feeding support: Findings from a cross-sectional survey in Victoria, Australia

Objective: To evaluate new mothers’ experiences of infant feeding support. Design: A postal...

Informing the development midwifery standards for practice: A literature review for policy development

Aim: To critically appraise and synthesise the literature regarding the role and scope of...

Maternal and child health nurses' experiences of implementing two community-based breastfeeding interventions in Victoria, Australia: A mixed methods process evaluation

A necessary practice parameter: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Midwife standards for practice

Implementation and evaluation of community-based drop-in centres for breastfeeding support in Victoria, Australia

Background: While Australia has high breastfeeding initiation, there is a sharp decline in the...

Breastfeeding Support in the Early Postpartum: Content of Home Visits in the SILC Trial

BackgroundThe Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) cluster randomized controlled...

Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) in Victoria, Australia: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Objectives: Breastfeeding has significant health benefits for mothers and infants. Despite...

Australian women's use of complementary and alternative medicines to enhance fertility: Exploring the experiences of women and practitioners