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Karen Glover is a Mein:tnk and Wotjobaluk woman from south eastern SA and north western Vic. She has worked in federal and state government in policy and service development and has also worked in the Aboriginal community controlled sector.
Karen holds a joint appointment as Senior Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, where she is Co-leader of Aboriginal health within the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Group.
Karen has worked in research for the past 10 years in the area of maternal and child health and is currently involved in leadership of three NHMRC funded studies: the Aboriginal Families Study, the Childhood Resilience Study and the Aboriginal Family and Baby Bundles Study.
Finalist, South Australian NAIDOC Week Awards, 2017
Karen’s major research focus is to ensure that research is carried out respectfully and for the benefit of Aboriginal communities. Her research interests include: social determinants of health and wellbeing in Aboriginal families, and what enables mothers, children and families to stay strong and resilient.
- Aboriginal Families Study
- Childhood Resilience Study
- Aboriginal Family and Baby Bundles Study: improving Aboriginal women's and infants' nutrition
1. 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
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
National Health and Medical Research Council