Research Officer, Stillbirth CRE/Queensland family cohort study
Luciana is a researcher and teaching academic with over 15 years’ experience in public health, with a focus on First Nations health, qualitative research, health program management, post-graduate teaching and workplace training. Luciana has a strong interest in social justice, focused on advancing the needs and support of vulnerable women, children, and families. With her research, she hopes to contribute to identifying effective strengths-based programs to improve health, well-being and birthing outcomes for First Nations mothers and babies. Luciana is completing a PhD through the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, at the Charles Darwin University. She has experience conducting qualitative research on various evaluation studies at birthing hospitals in Meanjin, Brisbane including the Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland, University of Sydney and The George Institute for International Health. She joined Mater Research Institute again in 2022 and works on the Health Research Priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Queensland study, and the co-design of the Stillbirth CRE’s Stronger Bubba Born resources.