• 346 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
19962020

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Position:

  • Research Fellow, SAHMRI Women & Kids [Pregnancy and Perinatal Care Unit]
  • Affiliate of the University of Adelaide [School of Public Health].

Expertise and research interests

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis (mainly Cochrane reivews of intervention effects, but other methods as appropriate) to promote efficient, effective and equitable pregnancy and perinatal care.
  • Collaboration with policy, clinical and community leaders on evidence synthesis and evaluation to inform guidelines.
  • Evidence quality assessment using the GRADE framework (grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations).
  • Unique considerations when analysising data for Indigenous people.
  • Child rights benchmarks for research and advocacy.
  • Higher degree research supervision.

Higher degree research supervision:

  • Available to supervise Master of Clinical Science studies and Doctoral candidates working on projects addressing questions identified by experts as priorities. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Stellenbosch

1 Aug 200624 Mar 2011

Masters, University of the Witwatersrand

1 Feb 199430 Nov 1995

External positions

Senior Adjunct Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide

2 Dec 2016 → …

Keywords

  • Systematic Review
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Perinatal care

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Research Output

  • 346 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 13 Review article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Assessing the quality of health research from an Indigenous perspective: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander quality appraisal tool

Harfield, S., Pearson, O., Morey, K., Kite, E., Canuto, K., Glover, K., Gomersall, J., Carter, D., Davy, C., Aromataris, E. & Braunack-Mayer, A., 10 Apr 2020, In : BMC medical research methodology. 20, 1, 79.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induction of labour at or beyond 37 weeks' gestation

Middleton, P., Shepherd, E., Morris, J., Crowther, C. A. & Gomersall, J. C., 15 Jul 2020, In : The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 7, p. CD004945

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Induction of labour at or beyond 37 weeks' gestation (Review): an overview of Cochrane Reviews

Middleton, P., Shepherd, E., Morris, J., Crowther, C. & Gomersall, J., Jul 2020, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 7, p. CD004945

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Structural quality of services and use of family planning services in primary health care facilities in Ethiopia. How do public and private facilities compare?

Tessema, G. A., Mahmood, M. A., Gomersall, J. S., Assefa, Y., Zemedu, T. G., Kifle, M. & Laurence, C. O., 2 Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 12, p. 1-11 11 p., 4201.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Healthcare providers' perspectives on use of the national guideline for family planning services in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A qualitative study

Tessema, G. A., Gomersall, J., Laurence, C. O. & Mahmood, M. A., 1 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, e023403.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article