Associate Professor Charlene Thornton

Associate Professor - Midwifery

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (W423)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Charlene is a midwife and an epidemiologist with a keen interest in pregnancy complications and how they affect birth outcomes and maternal and infant health


BN, Grad. Dip. Mid., M. Sc. Med. (Research), M. Sc. Med. (Clinical Epidemiology), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

2017 Women and Birth Sub-editor

2015 Birth reviewer

2015 PLoS One reviewer

2011 BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth reviewer

2008 Western Sydney University APA recipient

2007 Cochrane Collaboration IPD Methods Group member

2007 Chochrane Collaboration Neonatal Group member

2007 Pregnancy Hypertension Reviewer

2007 Midwifery reviwer

2006 Heart Research Institute Australia - Excellence in research award recipient

2004 International Nurses Day Excellence in Nursing Practice Award - Research

2003 ASSHP Annual Scientific Conference Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - Best Oral Presentation

Key responsibilities

Researcher, lecturer, topic co-ordinator, HDR supervision

Teaching interests

Midwifery, research methodology, epidemiology, clinical trials management

Topic coordinator
MIDW3305 Evidence for Midwfiery Practice
Topic lecturer
NURS9213 Epidemiology and population health
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Endorded midwives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnancy provision of care (1)
Associate supervisor: Pharmacological supply chain in Timor Leste (1)
Associate supervisor: Long term cardiovascular health in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Sleep apnea and disorder sleep in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

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