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Donna Weetra joined the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families group to co-ordinate fieldwork for the first stage of the Aboriginal Families Study. She led a team of 12 Aboriginal researchers who recruited and interviewed Aboriginal women in urban, regional and remote areas of South Australia. She is a study investigator for the second stage of the Aboriginal Families Study, which is presently underway. She is also involved in the Childhood Resilience Study, which is developing a multi-dimensional measure of child resilience working with diverse populations of children and families, including Aboriginal families.
Donna Weetra's research interests include Aboriginal maternal and infant care, Aboriginal health, resilience and wellbeing.
- Aboriginal Families Study
- Childhood Resilience Study
1. Middleton P, Martlow T, Glover K, Rumbold A, Weetra D, Schiel W, Brown SJ. ‘Partnerships are crucial’: an evaluation of the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program in South Australia. Aust NZ J Public Health 2017;41(1):21-26.
2. Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart Butler D, Glover K, Leane C et al. Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study BMJ Open 2016; 6 (2), e010286
3. Yelland J, Weetra D, Stuart-Butler D, Deverix J, Leane C, Ah Kit J, Glover K, Gartland D, Newbury J, Brown SJ. Primary health care for Aboriginal women and children in the year after birth: findings from a population‐based study in South Australia Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2016;40 (5), 418-423.
4. Donna Weetra, Karen Glover, Mary Buckskin, Jackie Ah Kit, Cathy Leane, Amanda Mitchell, Deanna Stuart-Butler, May Turner, Jane Yelland, Deirdre Gartland, Stephanie J Brown Stressful events, social health issues and psychological distress in Aboriginal women having a baby in South Australia: implications for antenatal care . BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016, 4. 26.
5. Brown SJ, Glover K, Weetra D, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D et al. Improving access to antenatal care for Aboriginal women in South Australia: evidence from a population-based study. Birth 2016 43(2):134-43.
6. Brown SJ, Weetra D, Glover K, Buckskin M, et al. Improving Aboriginal women’s experiences of maternity care: results of the Aboriginal Families Study. Birth 2015, 42(2):27-37.
7. Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Glover K, Mitchell A, Miller R, Weetra D, Wiebe J, Yelland J, Newbury J, Robinson J, Brown SJ. Aboriginal Families Study: a population-based study keeping community and policy goals in mind right from the start. Int J Equity Health Care 2013, 12:41.