Ms Danielle Gleeson
|Section||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Phone||+61 7 3812 6299|
|Qualifications||BNurs ACU , GCertHigherEd Griffith , GDipMidwifery ACU , MMidwifery ACU|
Midwifery, social media, social support, breastfeeding
Member Australian College of Midwives
Member National Tertiary Education Union
Currently teaching courses/programs
Research most recent
Gleeson, D., Craswell, A. and Jones, C.(2018). Women’s use of social networking sites related to childbearing: an integrative review. Women and Birth. In press corrected proof. Available online December 31, 2018
Gleeson, D. (2018). The virtual village: childbearing women's use of a closed online mother's group. Women and Birth, 31(1), pp. s36-s37.
Gleeson, D, Flowers, K & Fenwick, J. (2014). Midwifery time and presence: the key to facilitating breastfeeding for new mothers. International Journal of Childbirth, 4 (4), pp. 219-227.
Research most notable
Gleeson, D., Craswell, A. and Jones, C. (2019). Women’s use of social networking sites related to childbearing: an integrative review. Women and Birth. In press corrected proof. Available online December 31, 2018
I am an experienced midwife in the areas of clinical practice, midwifery education and research. My research focus areas are breastfeeding experience and childbearing women's use of social media. I am an experienced midwifery educator having undertaken roles in midwifery clinical and tertiary education over a period of 18 years. I have developed extensive skills in online teaching, blended learning and course/program development. I have received awards and commendations for my teaching and strive to lead through innovation and peer support. I have gained post-graduate qualifications in the areas of higher education and research. I am passionate about improving maternity care across the globe, as evidenced by my significant volunteer contribution to maternity education via not-for-profit organisations.