Position

Research Higher Degree Coordinator
Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

A/Prof Linda Sweet is a nurse and midwife with broad experience in many different clinical environments, management and research. Linda is currently the Head of Midwifery at Flinders University, and also the deputy editor of the international journal Women and Birth.

ORCHID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0605-1186

Qualifications

RN, RM, NICC, Cert IV Training and Assessment
BNg (Flin), MNgS (Flin), PhD (UniSA), GCTEd (Flin)
Former IBCLC

Honours, awards and grants

  • 2017 Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives
  • 2016 Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators
  • 2015 Billett, S, Sweet, L and colleagues, OLT research grant $467,000
  • 2013 Nominee South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, Research Category
  • 2013 Sweet, L and Graham, K Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant
  • 2011 Sweet, L Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award winner
  • 2010 Sweet, L and Glover, P Winner: ANZAME National research award
  • 2006 Sweet, L National Ahmeda competitive scholarship for the International Board of Lactation Consultants examination, 2006.
  • 2006 Sweet, L Winner: prestigious Mary Paton biannual national Australian Breastfeeding Association award, for the best original breastfeeding research paper titled "Breastfeeding a preterm infant and the objectification of breastmilk";
  • 2005 Sweet, L PhD "Parents' experiences of breastfeeding a very low birth weight preterm infant from birth to twelve months of age"

Key responsibilities

Teaching into the undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery programs, curriculum development, conducting research and Research Higher Degree supervision.

Teaching interests

  • Midwifery
  • Maternal and infant nutrition
  • Sexual health
  • Research methods and research supervision
  • Facilitating clinical education

Topic Coordinator:

  • MIDW2203  Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • NURS8017  Enhancing the Learner Experience
  • NURS8018  Planning for Learning: Curriculum Development

Topic Lecturer:

  • MIDW2203  Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • NURS8017  Enhancing the learner experience
  • NURS8018  Planning for learning: curriculum development

Research expertise

  • Health professional education
  • Maternal health
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Reproductive health

Research interests

A/Prof Sweet's research interests include primary health care including sexual health and midwifery, and health professional teaching and learning. Such things include

  • Pregnancy care of obese women
  • Preventing GDM and its sequelae
  • Continuity of Care Experience program in midwifery education
  • Developing learner agency through education
  • Improving workplace based/clinical placement assessment for the health professions
  • Facilitating learning in the workplace

Supervisory interests

  • Breastfeeding
  • Clinical education
  • Clinical teaching, student supervision
  • Education, midwifery
  • Educational assessment
  • Maternal health, inequality
  • Midwifery
  • Qualitative research
  • Sexual health and family planning
  • Women's sexual and reproductive health

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Midwifery; Continuity of Care; Education, midwifery; Educational assessment; educational design research (1) ; Clinical education, clinical skill teaching, feedback, psychomotor skills (1) ; Midwifery; Cross cultural communication; qualitative research; Maternal health inequality (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Midwifery; Reflective practice (1) ; Nursing; Care of children with HIV (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Clinical education; OSCEs; assessment; educational design research, medicine (1) ; Interprofessional education; Clinical education; medicine, nursing (1) ; Clinical education; nursing; refresher and re entry nurses; qualitative methods (1) ; Clinical education; spirituality; mixed methods; medicine (1) ; Clinical education; curriculum development; qualitative methods; assessment; clinical competence (1) ; Clinical education; Paramedicine; (1) ; Clinical education; diabetes management; educational design research, medicine (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Health service management; qualitative research; change management; nursing (1) ;

Publications

  • Billett, S. and Sweet, L.P. (2015). Participatory practices at work: Understanding and appraising healthcare students' learning through workplace experiences. In J Cleland, & SJ Durning, ed. Researching Medical Education. New York, United States of America: John Wiley & Sons Inc, pp. 117-127.
  • Glover, P.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2015). Developing the language of midwifery through continuity of care experiences. In Guilia Ortoleva, Mireille Betrancourt, Stephen Billett, ed. Writing for Professional Development. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, pp. 152-169.
    [10.1163/9789004264830]
  • Sweet, L.P. and Glover, P.A. (2011). Optimizing the follow-through experience for midwifery learning. In S Billett & A Henderson, ed. Developing Learning Professionals. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 83-100.
    [10.1007/978-90-481-3937-8_5]
  • Walters, L.K., Tracy, J., Sweet, L.P., Davis, R., McDonald, R., Atkinson, L.M., et al. (2013). Partnerships in Care: Attributes of successful care coordination models which improve health care networks for people with intellectual disability. Canberra: Australian National University.
  • Sweet, L.P., Henderson, A., Barnes, M., Gray, J. and McKellar, L. (2016). Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool: developing and validating a midwifery clinical practice assessment tool. NETNEP 2016: 6th International Nurse Education Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2016.
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, A. and Hyett, J. (2015). Sonosteps - An inaugural report of Australian sonographer skill teaching practices. In Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention and Preconvention Program Hosting World Federation For Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology (WFUMB) Congress. Orlando, Florida. Mar 2015, pp. s20-s21.
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P. and Hyett, J. (2015). Teaching skills effectively. Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Vic. Oct 2014.
  • Gum, L.F., Prideaux, D.J., Sweet, L.P. and Greenhill, J.A. (2015). Space for IPL: Building a deck requires the framework and support to join it together! ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference. Newcastle, NSW. Mar 2015.
  • Tierney, O., Sweet, L.P., Ebert, L. and Houston, D. (2015). Midwifery student continuity of care experience: Learning objectives and assessment? ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference. Newcastle, NSW. Mar 2015.
  • Sweet, L.P., Graham, K.P. and Foster, W. (2015). The personal costs of continuity of care experiences for midwifery students. ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference. Newcastle, NSW. Mar 2015.
  • Sweet, L.P., Graham, K.P. and Foster, W. (2015). The personal costs of continuity of care experiences for midwifery students. Australian College of Midwives (ACM) 19th Biennial Conference. Gold Coast, Qld. Oct 2015.
  • Sweet, L.P., Scroggs, S. and Njenga, J. (2015). Exploration of the implementation of the obese obstetric woman policy. Australian College of Midwives (ACM) 19th Biennial Conference. Gold Coast, Qld. Oct 2015.
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, A. and Hyett, J. (2015). Teaching psychomotor skills effectively in the 21st century. In Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention and Preconvention Program Hosting World Federation For Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology (WFUMB) Congress. Orlando, Florida. Mar 2015, pp. s21.
  • Brotchie, K., Bullock, S., Sweet, L., Somers, G., Black, J. and Shuttleworth, M. (2014). What difference does a minute make? Lessons learned when OSCE bell tolled too early. In Medical Education. 11th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) Singapore. Jan 2014, pp. 6.
  • Glover, P. and Sweet, L. (2014). The development of a conceptual model for the Continuity of Care experience for midwifery students. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Graham, K.P. (2014). iMid: Mobile devices to support facilitation of midwifery professional experience placements. Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2014. Gold Coast, Queensland. Jul 2014.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Graham, K.P. (2014). The personal costs of Continuity of Care Experiences for midwifery students. Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2014. Gold Coast, Queensland. Jul 2014.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Glover, P.A. (2014). MiniCEX as midwifery pedagogy: the use of the miniCEX in midwifery education to promote learner autonomy. International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 30th Triennial Conference. Prague, Czech Republic. Jun 2014.
  • Sweet, L. and Graham, K. (2014). iMid: mobile devices to support facilitation of midwifery professional experience placements. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Richards, J.N., Greenhill, J.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2014). Developing professional staff as resilient role models for medical students. ANZAPHE. Gold Coast. Jul 2014.
  • Richards, J.N., Greenhill, J. and Sweet, L. (2013). Role Modelling Resilience: Promoting Personal Growth and Professional Development in Students. In Role Modelling Resilience: Promoting Personal Growth and Professional Development in Students. ANZAPHE. Melbourne. Jun 2013.
  • Richards, J.N., Greenhill, J. and Sweet, L. (2013). Resilient Rural Clinicians:role models for medical students. In Resilient Rural Clinicians:role models for medical students. 12th National Rural Health Conference. Adelaide. Apr 2013.
  • Richards, J.N., Greenhill, J. and Sweet, L. (2013). Modellling Resilience to Enhance Peer Learning. In Modellling Resilience to Enhance Peer Learning. ANZAPHE. Melbourne. Jun 2013.
  • Glover, P. and Sweet, L. (2013). The development of a conceptual model for the continuity of care experience for midwifery students. In Women and Birth. Australian College of Midwives (ACM) 18th National Conference. Hobart, Tasmania. Sep 2013, pp. s30.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.186]
  • Glover, P. and Sweet, L. (2013). Innovative midwifery pedagogy to strengthen professional identity: The adaption and use of the miniCEX for midwifery education. In Women and Birth. Australian College of Midwives (ACM) 18th National Conference. Hobart, Tasmania. Sep 2013, pp. s30.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.187]
  • Sweet, L., Greenhill, J., Wearne, S. and Berryman, M. (2013). Symbiotic clinical educators- the future of faculty development for the health professions. In Symbiotic clinical educators- the future of faculty development for the health professions. International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions. Prague, Czech Republic. Aug 2013.
  • Mahoney, S., Walters, L. and Sweet, L. (2012). Understanding medical students experiences in an urban community-based medical education program. In AMEE2012. AMEE2012. Aug 2012.
  • Gum, L.F., Prideaux, D., Greenhill, J. and Sweet, L. (2012). From Non-Verbals to Coloured Dots! Handy Tips for Facilitating Interprofessional Learning Sessions in Healthcare Settings. In ANZAHPE 2012: Professionalism Under Pressure. ANZAHPE 2012: Professionalism Under Pressure.
  • Gum, L.F., Prideaux, D., Greenhill, J. and Sweet, L. (2012). Conceptual clarity of continuing interprofessional interventions -what type of intervention is the most effective in the workplace? In ANZAHPE 2012: Professionalism Under Pressure. 26-29 June. ANZAHPE 2012: Professionalism Under Pressure. 26-29 June. Rotorua New Zealand.
  • Glover, P.A. and Sweet, L. (2012). The development of a conceptual model for the Continuity of Care experience for midwifery students: a Work Integrated Learning Activity. In Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference - Collaborative Education: Investing in the Future. ACEN. ACEN National Conference - Collaborative Education: Investing in the Future. Geelong, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Delany, T., Lawn, S., Sweet, L., Skinner, T. and Battersby, M. (2012). What impedes effective collaboration between clients and health care providers during care planning for chronic condition management? In Primary Health Care Research Conference: Inform, influence, implement: Research improving policy and practice. Primary Health Care Research Conference: Inform, influence, implement: Research improving policy and practice. Canberra. Jul 2012.
  • Richards, J.N. and Sweet, L. (2012). Navigating the Muddy Waters:Preparing Medical Students for Success in the Clinical Setting. ANZAPHE. Rotorua New Zealand. Jun 2012.
  • Javanparast, S., McIntyre, E., Newman, L. and Sweet, L. (2011). Breastfeeding friendly childcare centres in Adelaide: Analysis of current policies and practices. In Australian Breastfeeding Association 2011 International Conference. Australian Breastfeeding Association 2011 International Conference. Canberra. Oct 2011.
  • Gum, L.F., Prideaux, D., Sweet, L. and Greenhill, J. (2011). Interprofessional Practice in the Rural Context: A Shared Responsibility of the Patient? In Collaborating Across Borders III. Gum, L. Collaborating Across Borders III. Tucson, Arizona. Nov 2011.
  • Glover, P.A. and Sweet, L. (2011). 'I didn't know it would look like that': The trauma of birth for midwifery students. In Passage to Motherhood Conference. Passage to Motherhood Conference. Brisbane, QLD. May 2011.
  • Javanparast, S., McIntyre, E., Newman, L.A. and Sweet, L. (2011). Breastfeeding friendly childcare centres in Adelaide: Analysis of current policies and practices. Australian Breastfeeding Association 2011 International Conference, Canberra, 20-21 October.
  • Mannix, T.G. and Sweet, L. (2011). Identification of parental stressors in an Australian neonatal intensive care unit. In 2011 Marce Conference. 2011 Marce Conference; Perinatal Mental Health Across the Spectrum: Causes, Consequences, Context and Care. Fremantle, Western Australia. Oct 2011.
  • Richards, J.N., Sweet, L. and Billett, S. (2011). Preparing medical students for success. In Janet Richards; Linda Sweet; Stephen Billett, ed. Preparing medical students for success. The Education Research Group of Adelaide (ERGA) Adelaide.
  • Fanning, C.T., Macleod, C.A.L., Cavaye, A.L.M., Mills, D.A., Oliphant, J. and Sweet, L.P. (2010). Learning and Leading; An innovative approach towards maximising the effectiveness of work integrated learning. In 5th ERGA conference: The Changing Face of Education. Adelaide: Education Research Group of Adelaide. 5th ERGA Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2010.
    [Web Link]
  • Javanparast, S., McIntyre, E.L., Newman, L.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2010). Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Centres in Adelaide: Analysis of Current Policies and Practices. In 138th American Public Health Association Meeting & Expo. 138th American Public Health Association Meeting & Expo. Denver, USA. Nov 2010.
  • Sweet, L.P., Connolly, M. and Campbell, D. (2010). Longitudinal Rural Placements: Impact on Hospital Clinical Supervisors. In HPHSER symposium. The Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care: Monash University. HPHSER symposium. Monash University.
  • Wearne, S.M., Berryman, C.F., Greenhill, J.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2010). Symbiotic Clinical Education - an effective model for developing clinical educators. In Innovation in a Traditional World. Association for the Study of Medical Education. Cambridge, England. Jul 2010.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2009). Breastfeeding through separation: women's experiences of the Family Law system. In ALCA National Conference. Breastfeeding: A Key Health Issue. ALCA National Conference. Breastfeeding: A Key Health Issue. Canberra. Sep 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2009). Achieving continuity in longitudinal medical education programs. In ANZAME09 Bridging Professional Islands. ANZAME09 Bridging Professional Islands. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, Tasmania. Jul 2009.
  • Gum, L.F., Prideaux, D.J., Greenhill, J.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2009). How does a simulation-based IPE program impact on interprofessional practice in two different rural hospitals? In Pearl Workshop. Gum L, Prideaux D, Greenhill J, Sweet L. ANZAME Association for Health Professional Education Annual Conference. Launceston Tasmania. Jul 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Glover, P.A. (2009). Improving teaching and learning within the follow through experience (FTE) in midwifery. In Midwives and women : a brilliant blend, Australian College of Midwives 16th national conference. Midwives and Women: A Brilliant Blend, Australian College of Midwives 16th National Conference. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2009.
  • Walters, L. and Sweet, L. (2009). Continuity of supervision:demonstrating this is symbiotic with clinical service demands. CLIC Conference,Alberta Canada,September 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P., Greenhill, J.A., Wearne, S.M. and Prideaux, D.J. (2009). Symbiotic clinical education: preparing effective clinical teachers. In 6th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 6th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) Feb 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P., Greenhill, J.A., Wearne, S.M. and Berryman, C. (2009). Strategies for increasing recruitment into clinical education. In ANZAME09 Bridging Professional Islands. ANZAME09 Bridging Professional Islands. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, Tasmania. Jul 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Power, C. (2009). Breastfeeding through separation: a woman's right and in the best interests of children? In 15th International Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference. 15th International Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Apr 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Gray, N. (2009). GPs as teachers. In GPNNT CPD conference 'Good Better Best: Achieving Excellence Through Primary Health Care' GPNNT CPD conference â¿¿Good Better Best â¿¿ Achieving Excellence Through Primary Health Care. Darwin. May 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Glover, P.A. (2009). Workplace based learning and the midwifery follow through program. In ANZAME09 bridging professional islands. ANZAME09 Bridging Professional Islands. Launceston, Tasmania. Jul 2009.
  • Glover, P.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2008). Transforming midwifery practice through partnerships and pedagogy: the follow through experience. In Proceedings of the WACE Asia Pacific Conference. WACE Asia Pacific Conference, hosted by the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Manly Pacific Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Sep 2008.
  • Sweet, L.P., Wearne, S.M. and Greenhill, J.A. (2008). Symbiotic clinical education. In NTGPE: Effective Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals. NTGPE: Health professionals teaching and learning conference. Darwin. Sep 2009.
  • Sweet, L.P., Alder, A.B. and Glover, P.A. (2008). Teaching and learning of vaginal examination for women in labour. In Change: Imposed and Desired. ANZAME: The Association for Health Professional Education, Annual Conference. University New South Wales, NSW. Jul 2008.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Power, C. (2008). Breastfeeding through separation: a woman's right and in the best interests of children? In W(h)ither Human Rights?: 25th Annual Law and Society Australia and New Zealand Conference. W(h)ither Human Rights' : 25th Law and Society Conference 2008, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. University of Sydney, NSW. Dec 2008.
  • Sweet, L.P. and Glover, P.A. (2008). Transforming midwifery practice through the follow through program. In ICEL: 11th International Conference on Experiential Learning. ICEL: 11th International Conference on Experiential Learning. Dec 2008.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2008). The legalities of breastfeeding: Women's experiences of family law, parental arrangements and breastfeeding. In Australian Breastfeeding Associationâ¿¿s National Health Professionals Seminar Series. Australian Breastfeeding Association. Health Professionals Seminar Series.
  • Stewart, R., Sweet, L.P. and Thistlethwaite, J. (2008). What motivates people to become volunteer simulated patients for medical education; and how does this motivation influence their confidence to provide feedback in teaching situations? In A celebration of diversity: WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference. A celebration of diversity: WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference. Melbourne, Vic. Oct 2008, pp. 219-220.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2007). Supporting parents breastfeeding very low birth weight preterm infants. In New Perspective on Parenting and Infant Feeding: Conference and Workshop Program. University of Western Sydney. New Perspective on Parenting and Infant Feeding: The University of Technology Sydney and Westmead Hospital Sydney Conference 2007. Sydney, NSW. Oct 2007, pp. 5-5.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2017). Response to Editorial: Who can be a legitimate author on an article. Women and Birth,
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.002]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2017). Who can be a legitimate author on an article? Women and Birth, 30(1) pp. 1-2.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2017.01.006]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2016). The low down on long-acting reversible contraceptives in primary healthcare. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 24(2) pp. 42.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Tierney, O. and Sweet, L.P. (2015). How to develop a midwifery practice portfolio. Australian Midwifery News, 15(2) pp. 18.
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L. and Hyett, J. (2014). Comments on "Twelve tips for teaching with ultrasound in the undergraduate curriculum" Medical Teacher, 36(7) pp. 643.
    [10.3109/0142159X.2014.909020] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L. and Hyett, J. (2014). Psychomotor skills in medical ultrasound imaging: An analysis of the core skill set. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 33(8) pp. 1349-1352.
    [10.7863/ultra.33.8.1349] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2014). Enhancing learning in the midwifery continuity of care experiences. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21(8) pp. 42.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Sweet, L. (2014). Clinical supervision. Australian Midwifery News, Autumn pp. 23.
  • Sweet, L., Shorten, A., Roth, H. and Smith, R. (2014). Continuing professional development. Australian Midwifery News, Spring pp. 18-19.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2014). Book Review: Clinical cases in obstetrics, gynaecology and women's health. Australian Family Physician, 43(6) pp. 410.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2008). Breastfeeding advocacy: who is responsible? Women and Birth, 21(4) pp. 139-140.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2008.09.002] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2007). Fetal fibronectin test saves lives - panacea or paradox? Australian Midwifery News, Winter pp. 15-16.
  • Lawn, S.J., Sweet, L.P., Skinner, T.C., Battersby, M.W. and Delany, T.N. (2012). Information sharing for the management of chronic conditions in primary health care: How does it work and what are the outcomes?
    [Web Link]
  • James, L., Sweet, L.P. and Donnellan-Fernandez, R.E. (2017). Breastfeeding initiation and support: A literature review of what women value and the impact of early discharge. Women and Birth, 30(2) pp. 87-99.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2016.09.013] [Scopus]
  • Mohale, H., Sweet, L.P. and Graham, K.P. (2017). Maternity health care: The experiences of Sub-Saharan African women in Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. Women and Birth, 30(4) pp. 298-307.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2016.11.011] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, A., Hyett, J. and Ullah, S. (2017). Continuing development and initial validation of a questionnaire to measure sonographer skill-teaching perceptions in clinical practice. Journal of Medical Ultrasound, 25(2) pp. 82-89.
    [10.1016/j.jmu.2017.01.001] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, C.A. and Hyett, J. (2017). A model to teach concomitant patient communication during psychomotor skill development. Nurse Education Today,
  • Sweet, L.P. and Broadbent, J. (2017). Nursing students' perceptions of the qualities of a clinical facilitator that enhance learning. Nurse Education in Practice, 22(1) pp. 30-36.
    [10.1016/j.nepr.2016.11.007] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P., Bazargan, M., McKellar, L., Gray, J. and Henderson, A. (2017). Validation of the Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT): A tool to assess midwifery competence. Women and Birth,
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.017]
  • Tierney, O., Sweet, L.P., Houston, D.J. and Ebert, L. (2017). A historical account of the governance of midwifery education in Australia and the evolution of the Continuity of Care Experience. Women and Birth,
  • Tierney, O., Sweet, L.P., Houston, D.J. and Ebert, L. (2017). The Continuity of Care Experience in Australian midwifery education - What have we achieved? Women and Birth, 30 pp. 200-205.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2016.10.006] [Scopus]
  • Ward, H.M., Gum, L.F., Attrill, S.L., Bramwell, D.C., Lindemann, I.C., Lawn, S.J., et al. (2017). Educating for interprofessional practice: moving from knowing to being, is it the final piece of the puzzle? BMC Medical Education, 17(5)
    [10.1186/s12909-016-0844-5]
  • Kichenadasse, G., Sweet, L.P., Harrington, A.C. and Ullah, S. (2016). The current practice, preparedness and educational preparation of oncology professionals to provide spiritual care. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology,
    [10.1111/ajco.12654]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, A. and Hyett, J. (2016). Teaching psychomotor skills in the 21st century: revisiting and reviewing instructional approaches through the lens of contemporary literature. Medical Teacher, 38(10) pp. 1056-1063.
    [10.3109/0142159X.2016.1150984]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Skuza, P.P., Muller, A. and Hyett, J. (2016). Sonographer Skill Teaching Practices Survey: Development and initial validation of a survey instrument. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 19(3) pp. 109-117.
    [10.1002/ajum.12011]
  • Rance, S.L. and Sweet, L.P. (2016). Developing clinical teaching capacities of midwifery students. Women and Birth, 29(3) pp. 260-268.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2015.12.002] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P., Boon, V.A.F., Brinkworth, V., Sutton, S. and Werner, A. (2015). Birthing in rural South Australia: The changing landscape over 20 years. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23(6) pp. 332-338.
    [10.1111/ajr.12214] [Scopus]
  • Blackman, I., Sweet, L. and Byrne, J. (2015). Using Rasch analysis to identify midwifery students' learning about providing breastfeeding support. Women and Birth, 28(3) pp. 228-235.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2015.02.001]
  • Bull, A. and Sweet, L. (2015). Midwifery students receiving the newborn at birth: A pilot study of the impact of structured training in neonatal resuscitation. Nurse Education in Practice, 15(5) pp. 387-392.
    [10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.002] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S.J., Delany, T., Sweet, L., Battersby, M. and Skinner, T. (2014). Control in chronic condition self-care management: How it occurs in the health worker-client relationship, and implications for client empowerment. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(2) pp. 383-394.
    [10.1111/jan.12203] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L., Campbell, S. and Gibbins, A. (2014). The key to using a learning or skill acquisition plan. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 17(4) pp. 141-145.
  • Lawn, S., Lloyd, A., King, A., Sweet, L. and Gum, L. (2014). Integration of Primary Health Services: being put together does not mean they will work together. BMC Research Notes, 7(1) pp. Article 66.
    [10.1186/1756-0500-7-66] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Connolly, M., Sweet, L. and Campbell, D. (2014). What is the impact of longitudinal rural medical student clerkships on clinical supervisors and hospitals? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22(4) pp. 179-188.
    [10.1111/ajr.12097] [Scopus]
  • Lawn, S., Delany, T., Sweet, L., Battersby, M. and Skinner, T. (2013). Barriers and enablers to good communication and information-sharing practices in care planning for chronic condition management. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21(1) pp. 84-89.
    [10.1071/PY13087] [Scopus]
  • Javanparast, S., Sweet, L., Newman, L. and McIntyre, E. (2013). A Survey of Childcare Centres about Breastfeeding Support in Adelaide, South Australia. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(2) pp. 230-235.
    [10.1177/0890334413477241] [Scopus]
  • Gum, L., Lloyd, A., Lawn, S., Richards, J., Lindemann, I., Sweet, L., et al. (2013). Developing an interprofessional capability framework for teaching healthcare students in a primary healthcare setting. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(6) pp. 454-460.
    [10.3109/13561820.2013.807777] [Scopus]
  • Brumpton, K., Kitchener, S. and Sweet, L. (2013). Learning styles in vertically integrated teaching. The Clinical Teacher, 10(5) pp. 282-286.
    [10.1111/tct.12024] [Scopus]
  • Billett, S., Sweet, L. and Glover, P.A. (2013). The curriculum and pedagogic properties of practice-based experiencs: The case of midwifery students. Vocations and Learning, 6(2) pp. 237-257.
    [10.1007/s12186-012-9094-9] [Scopus]
  • Berryman, C.F., Sweet, L.P., Wearne, S. and Greenhill, J. (2013). Developing symbiotic clinical educators: using program logic to evaluate a clinical education course. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 13(2) pp. 31-39.
    [Web Link]
  • Richards, J., Sweet, L.P. and Billett, S. (2013). Preparing medical students as agentic learners through enhancing student engagement in clinical education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 14(4) pp. 251-263.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Sweet, L., Glover, P.A. and McPhee, T.A. (2013). The midwifery miniCEX - A valuable clinical assessment tool for midwifery education. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(2) pp. 147-153.
    [10.1016/j.nepr.2012.08.015] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L. and Glover, P.A. (2013). An exploration of the midwifery continuity of care program at one Australian University as a symbiotic clinical education model. Nurse Education Today, 33(3) pp. 262-267.
    [10.1016/j.nedt.2011.11.020] [Scopus]
  • Smedts, A.M., Campbell, N. and Sweet, L.P. (2013). Work-integrated learning (WIL) supervisors and nonsupervisors of allied health professional students. Rural and Remote Health, 13(1) pp. 1-13.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Javanparast, S., Newman, L.A., Sweet, L. and McIntyre, E. (2012). Analysis of Breastfeeding Policies and Practices in Childcare Centres in Adelaide, South Australia. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(6) pp. 1276-1283.
    [10.1007/s10995-011-0887-5] [Scopus]
  • Gum, L., Prideaux, D.J., Sweet, L.P. and Greenhill, J.A. (2012). From the nurses' station to the health team hub: How can design promote interprofessional collaboration? Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26(1) pp. 21-27.
    [10.3109/13561820.2011.636157] [Scopus]
  • Stagg, P., Prideaux, D., Greenhill, J. and Sweet, L. (2012). Are medical students influenced by preceptors in making career choices, and if so how? A systematic review. Rural and Remote Health, 12(1) pp. 1832.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Sweet, L. and Mannix, T.G. (2012). Identification of parental stressors in an Australian neonatal intensive care unit. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 15(2) pp. 8-16.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Wearne, S.M., Greenhill, J., Berryman, C.F., Sweet, L. and Tietz, L. (2011). An online course in clinical education: Experiences of Australian clinicians. Australian Family Physician, 40(12) pp. 1000-1003.
    [Scopus]
  • Macleod, C., Sweet, L.P., Cavaye, A., Fanning, C., Mills, D. and Oliphant, K. (2011). Learning and leading: An innovative approach towards maximising the effectiveness of work-integrated learning at Flinders University. ergo: The Journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, 2(2) pp. 27-35.
    [Web Link]
  • Wearne, S.M., Greenhill, J.A., Berryman, C.F., Sweet, L.P. and Tietz, L.A. (2011). An Online Course in Clinical Education: Experiences of Australian Clinicians. Australian Family Physician, 40(12) pp. 1000-1003.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Stewart, R., Sweet, L.P. and Thistlethwaite, J. (2010). Volunteer simulated patients: characteristics and confidence in giving feedback. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi Discipline Journal, 12(2) pp. 74-85.
  • Sweet, L.P. (2010). Breastfeeding through legal separation: women's experiences of the Australian Family Law system. Journal of Human Lactation, 26(4) pp. 384-392.
    [10.1177/0890334410371333] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Sweet, L.P. and Darbyshire, P. (2009). Fathers and breast feeding very-low-birthweight preterm babies. Midwifery, 25(5) pp. 540-553.
    [10.1016/j.midw.2007.09.001] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P. and Power, C. (2009). Family law as a determinant of child health and welfare: shared parenting, breastfeeding and the best interests of the child. Health Sociology Review, 18(1) pp. 108-118.
    [10.5172/hesr.18.1.108] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2008). Expressed breast milk as 'connection' and its influence on the construction of 'motherhood' for mothers of preterm infants: a qualitative study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 3(30)
    [10.1186/1746-4358-3-30] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P. (2008). Birth of a very low birth weight preterm infant and the intention to breastfeed 'naturally'. Women and Birth, 21(1) pp. 13-20.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2007.11.001] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L. (2006). Breastfeeding a preterm infant and the objectification of breastmilk. Breastfeeding Review, 14(1) pp. 5-13.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, C.A. and Hyett, J. (2017). A model to teach concomitant patient communication during psychomotor skill development. Nurse Education Today,
  • Sweet, L.P. and Broadbent, J. (2017). Nursing students' perceptions of the qualities of a clinical facilitator that enhance learning. Nurse Education in Practice, 22(1) pp. 30-36.
    [10.1016/j.nepr.2016.11.007] [Scopus]
  • Tierney, O., Sweet, L.P., Houston, D.J. and Ebert, L. (2017). A historical account of the governance of midwifery education in Australia and the evolution of the Continuity of Care Experience. Women and Birth,
  • Tierney, O., Sweet, L.P., Houston, D.J. and Ebert, L. (2017). The Continuity of Care Experience in Australian midwifery education - What have we achieved? Women and Birth, 30 pp. 200-205.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2016.10.006] [Scopus]
  • Ward, H.M., Gum, L.F., Attrill, S.L., Bramwell, D.C., Lindemann, I.C., Lawn, S.J., et al. (2017). Educating for interprofessional practice: moving from knowing to being, is it the final piece of the puzzle? BMC Medical Education, 17(5)
    [10.1186/s12909-016-0844-5]
  • Nicholls, D., Sweet, L.P., Muller, A., Hyett, J. and Ullah, S. (2017). Continuing development and initial validation of a questionnaire to measure sonographer skill-teaching perceptions in clinical practice. Journal of Medical Ultrasound, 25(2) pp. 82-89.
    [10.1016/j.jmu.2017.01.001] [Scopus]
  • James, L., Sweet, L.P. and Donnellan-Fernandez, R.E. (2017). Breastfeeding initiation and support: A literature review of what women value and the impact of early discharge. Women and Birth, 30(2) pp. 87-99.
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2016.09.013] [Scopus]
  • Sweet, L.P., Bazargan, M., McKellar, L., Gray, J. and Henderson, A. (2017). Validation of the Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT): A tool to assess midwifery competence. Women and Birth,
    [10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.017]
  • Glover, P.A. and Sweet, L.P. (2015). Developing the language of midwifery through continuity of care experiences. In Guilia Ortoleva, Mireille Betrancourt, Stephen Billett, ed. Writing for Professional Development. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, pp. 152-169.
    [10.1163/9789004264830]
  • Sweet, L.P. and Glover, P.A. (2011). Optimizing the follow-through experience for midwifery learning. In S Billett & A Henderson, ed. Developing Learning Professionals. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 83-100.
    [10.1007/978-90-481-3937-8_5]

Professional and community engagement

Editor

  • Deputy Editor for Women and Birth, Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

Peer Reviewer

  • Women and Birth
  • Midwifery
  • Journal of Human Lactation
  • Breastfeeding Review
  • Vocations in Learning
  • Nurse Education in Practice
  • Nurse Education Today
  • Rural and Remote Health
  • Focus on Health Professional Education
  • Australian Journal Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Sentinel reader for McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Midwives (Fellow)
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Helath Professional Educators (Fellow)
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network
  • Australian Women's Health Network (Baord member)
  • Sigma Theta Tau member

International teaching: Teaching and learning for health professionals

  • Suva, Fiji 2017
  • Koror, Palau 2016
  • Suva, Fiji 2016
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu 2015
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands 2015
  • Kiribati 2015
  • Suva, Fiji 2013
  • Ende, Indonesia 2009

International teaching: Research skills

  • Surabaya, Indonesia 2015
  • Papua New Guniea 2010

Past roles

  • Former Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accredited educator and assessor
  • Former International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Former SOM member of the Flinders University Faculty of Health Science Board

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Breastfeeding
  • Midwifery
  • Pap smears
  • Pregnancy
  • Women

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