Professor Sara Bayes - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


I am a midwife academic committed to furthering our understanding of some of the 'wicked problems' faced by midwives and maternity services and to develop effective solutions to them.

I have expertise in qualitative research: Grounded Theory Methodology (especially Glaserian), Interpretive Descriptive Methodology, Narrative Inquiry, Participatory Action Research, and in implementation science / co-constructed organisational change.

My focus is on improving maternity care quality, optimising consumers' maternity care experience, optimising midwives' employability/job satisfaction/intention to stay in the profession, and finding and implementing effective ways to narrow the second translation gap in midwifery and maternity care.


Phone :0399533390 (Melbourne)
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Midwifery ; Midwifery Practice ; Organisational Culture - Midwifery/Maternity Care ; Organisational Change ; Midwifery Workforce ;

Methods Expertise

Grounded Theory ; Interpretive Descriptive Methodology ; Narrative Inquiry ; Participatory Action Research ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

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