Professor in Nursing
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Sheryl de Lacey specialises in Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and bioethics. She has a clinical background in this field of Nursing and a strong background in consultancy and advisory roles to National and State Government bodies concerned with regulating ART practice. Her research focus is infertility and its social effects, the impact of ART on patients, the impact of social policy on ART patients and practice, and bioethical issues arising in ART. She has completed a major qualitative study of patients' decisions for excess embryos and a major population study of attitudes towards biological donation including organ donation and embryo donation.has completed several major studies in this field. She is a co-author of Ethics and law for Australian Nurses. She is a member of several national committees and professional bodies and is a member of the Advisory Board of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB).
2000 PhD Flinders University
1995 MA (Women's Studies) The University of Adelaide
1986 B.App.Sci (Nursing) Sturt College of Advanced Education
Registered General/Maternity Nurse Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
1997 Australian Postgraduate Scholarship
1998 Searle Prize for the best paper presented on a psychosocial issue, Fertility Society of Australia Conference
2003 National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellowship
2003 Nominated for Premier's award for Nursing Excellence in Research
2003 Cooke prize for the best conference poster, Fertility Society of Australia Conference
2004 Organon prize for the best paper on a psychosocial issue, Fertility Society of Australia Conference
2008 Vice Chancellors Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant, Flinders University
Leader, Primary Health Care research group
Leader, Ethics Stream, Bachelor of Nursing Curriculum
Member, Ethics Health Advisory Council, South Australia Department of Health & Aging
Member, Health Expert Standing Panel (Medical Benefits Division)
Member, National Health & Medical Research Council Embryo Licensing Committee
Member, National Health & Medical Research Council, Assisted Reproductive Technology Review Committee
Co-ordinator, Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB)
Stream Editor, Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB)
Previous Associate Dean, Research
Previous Associate Dean, Higher Degrees
Sheryl de Lacey has a strong background in teaching nursing ethics, nursing research, sociology in nursing, and is particularly interested in teaching reproductive health, Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology.
She is the principal supervisor for several Research Higher Degree students investigating reproductive, legal or ethical issues in health care.
My research interests include psychosocial or bioethical issues arising from infertility and assisted reproduction. I am specifically interested in investigating patient experience of infertility and IVF treatment in order to improve the provision of care to them and their chance for pregnancy. Further, I'm interested in investigating bioethical issues in reproductive technology and biological donation in order to inform practice, public debate and policy making.
Screening in the void: the regulation of child welfare in assisted reproductive technology
Zannattino L, Grant J & de Lacey S. Untangling the threads: Preparing consumers in Australia for commercial surrogacy overseas.
Sweet L, de Lacey S & Stone K. Psychosocial support in early pregnancy following assisted reproduction: a proof of concept study.
e Lacey S, Drummond M, Smith C, Macdonald J, Tremellen K and Weisberg E. Delayed childbearing and fertility; how do women and men make decisions about their fertility, the timing of reproduction and what triggers a decision?
Smith C, de Lacey S, Chapman M & Ratcliffe J 'Acupuncture to improve the live birth rates for women undergoing IVF: A randomised Trial' - NHMRC Project Grant.
de Lacey, S, Rogers, W, Naffine, N, Braunack-Mayer, A, Richards, B & Ballantyne, 'A consent in the void: moral, legal and community values in decisions about human biological donations' -ARC Discovery Grant.
: Elder abuse and compulsory reporting
; Child welfare paramountcy in ART
; Analysis of an all risk group midwifery practice
: Indigenous women's health
; Assisted Reproduction and pregnancy test outcomes
: Privacy of health records and the law
; Traditional postpartum beliefs in Malaysian midwifery practice
; Intercultural communication in indigenous health care
; Family Presence During Resuscitation
Fertility Society of Australia - member, including Fertility Nurses Association and Australian & New Zealand infertility Counsellors Association;
Member Scientific Advisory Committee
Member, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (special interest group-Ethics & Law)
Member, Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Association
Member, Advisory Board, Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Association
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Member, Advisory Board, PARTS international research network
Member, Australian Association of Bioethics & Health Law
Deputy Chair, South Australian Council on Reproductive Technology (2007-2010),
Ministerial Appointee, Eligibility Review Panel (1999 - 2010),
Member, Advisory Committee, Pregnancy Advisory Clinic (2006-2009),
NHMRC, Australian Health Ethics Committee, Review of supplementary note 5 sub-committee: Research involving women who are pregnant and the foetus or foetal tissue (2005-2006),
NHMRC Australian Health Technology Assessment Committee, Working Party on Assisted Reproduction (1996-98),
NHMRC Australian Health Ethics Committee, Working Party on Assisted Reproduction guidelines (1994-96),
NHMRC Women's Health Committee (1995),
National Bioethics Consultative Committee (1989-1994).
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|Location:||Sturt North Wing (N209)|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|