Associate Professor Sue Kruske

Senior Research Fellow
University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health

Telephone 0418 882337

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Selected grants

2011

  • The Australian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System. A national population-based study of rheumatic heart disease in Pregnancy; Sullivan E, Pulver L, Carapetis J, Walsh W, Peek M, McLintock M, Kruske S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2007

  • 1+1=A Healthy Start to Life; Tracy S, Barclay L, Kruske S, Curry J, Kildea S, Norris G, McGregor C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/A Healthy Start to Life for All Australians.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Kruske, S., Lenthall, S., Kildea, S., Knight, S., Mackay, B., Hegney, D. (2008). Rural and remote area nursing. In Di Brown, Helen Edwards (Eds.), Lewiss Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, (pp. 200-215). Sydney, Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Kruske, S., Hikuroa, E., Bradford, V. (2008). Towards partnership: Indigenous health in Australia and New Zealand. In Margaret Barnes, Jennifer Rowe (Eds.), Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities, (pp. 39-58). Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Journals

  • Bar-Zeev, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Kildea, S. (2014). Factors affecting the quality of antenatal care provided to remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia. Midwifery, 30(3), 289-296. [More Information]
  • Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Bar-Zeev, S., Steenkamp, M., Josif, C., Narjic, C., Wardaguga, M., Belton, S., Gao, Y., Dunbar, T., et al (2014). Improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health services in the 'Top End' of Australia; synthesis of the findings of a health services research program aimed at engaging stakeholders, developing research capacity and embedding change. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Rumbold, A., Kruske, S., Boyle, J., Weckert, R., Putland, S., Giles, L., Barclay, L., Kildea, S. (2013). Can the fetal fibronectin test be used by remote dwelling pregnant women to predict the onset of labour at term and delay transfer for birth in regional settings? Rural and Remote Health, 13(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bar-Zeev, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Bar-Zeev, N., Gao, Y., Kildea, S. (2013). Use of Maternal Health Services by Remote Dwelling Aboriginal Women in Northern Australia and Their Disease Burden. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 40(3), 172-181. [More Information]
  • Steenkamp, M., Rumbold, A., Kildea, S., Bar-Zeev, S., Kruske, S., Dunbar, T., Barclay, L. (2012). Measuring what matters in delivering services to remote-dwelling Indigenous mothers and infants in the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(4), 228-237. [More Information]
  • Bar-Zeev, S., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Bar-Zeev, N., Carapetis, J., Kildea, S. (2012). Use of health services by remote dwelling Aboriginal infants in tropical northern Australia: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 12(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Thompson, R., Kildea, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S. (2011). An account of significant events influencing Australian breastfeeding practice over the last 40 years. Women and Birth, 24(3), 97-104. [More Information]
  • Kildea, S., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Tracy, S. (2010). 'Closing the Gap': How maternity services can contribute to reducing poor maternal infant health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Rural and Remote Health, 10(3), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Schmied, V., Mills, A., Kruske, S., Kemp, L., Fowler, C., Homer, C. (2010). The nature and impact of collaboration and integrated service delivery for pregnant women, children and families. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(23-24), 3516-26. [More Information]
  • Bailey, E., Cates, C., Kruske, S., Morris, P., Brown, N., Chang, A. (2009). Culture-specific programs for children and adults from minority groups who have asthma (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (2, Article number: CD006580), CD006580 -1-CD006580 -32. [More Information]
  • Bailey, E., Maclennan, C., Morris, P., Kruske, S., Brown, N., Chang, A. (2009). Risks of severity and readmission of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children hospitalised for bronchiolitis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(10), 593-597. [More Information]
  • Bailey, E., Morris, P., Kruske, S., Chang, A. (2008). Clinical pathways for chronic cough in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2(2), CD006595. [More Information]
  • Kruske, S., Schmied, V., Cook, M. (2007). The 'Earlybird' gets the breastmilk: findings from an evaluation of combined professional and peer support groups to improve breastfeeding duration in the first eight weeks after birth. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 3(2), 108-119. [More Information]
  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L. (2006). Child health and paediatrics: More differences than similarities. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 9(2), 20-24.
  • Kruske, S., Kildea, S., Barclay, L. (2006). Cultural safety and maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Women and Birth, 19(3), 73-77. [More Information]
  • Kildea, S., Kruske, S., Bowell, L. (2006). Maternity emergency care: short course in maternity emergencies for remote area health staff with no midwifery qualifications. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14(3), 111-115. [More Information]
  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Schmied, V. (2006). Primary Health Care, Partnership and Polemic: Child and Family Health Nursing Support in Early Parenting. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12(2), 57-65.
  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L. (2004). Effect of shifting policies on traditional birth attendant training. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 49(4), 306-311. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Schmied, V., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Fowler, C. (2011). National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services, July 2011, (pp. 1 - 66). Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Schmied, V., Homer, C., Kemp, L., Thomas, C., Fowler, C., Kruske, S. (2008). Literature Review: The role and nature of universal health services for pregnant women, children and families in Australia, (pp. 1 - 54). Australia: ARACY.

2014

  • Bar-Zeev, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Kildea, S. (2014). Factors affecting the quality of antenatal care provided to remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia. Midwifery, 30(3), 289-296. [More Information]
  • Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Bar-Zeev, S., Steenkamp, M., Josif, C., Narjic, C., Wardaguga, M., Belton, S., Gao, Y., Dunbar, T., et al (2014). Improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health services in the 'Top End' of Australia; synthesis of the findings of a health services research program aimed at engaging stakeholders, developing research capacity and embedding change. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2013

  • Rumbold, A., Kruske, S., Boyle, J., Weckert, R., Putland, S., Giles, L., Barclay, L., Kildea, S. (2013). Can the fetal fibronectin test be used by remote dwelling pregnant women to predict the onset of labour at term and delay transfer for birth in regional settings? Rural and Remote Health, 13(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bar-Zeev, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Bar-Zeev, N., Gao, Y., Kildea, S. (2013). Use of Maternal Health Services by Remote Dwelling Aboriginal Women in Northern Australia and Their Disease Burden. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 40(3), 172-181. [More Information]

2012

  • Steenkamp, M., Rumbold, A., Kildea, S., Bar-Zeev, S., Kruske, S., Dunbar, T., Barclay, L. (2012). Measuring what matters in delivering services to remote-dwelling Indigenous mothers and infants in the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(4), 228-237. [More Information]
  • Bar-Zeev, S., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Bar-Zeev, N., Carapetis, J., Kildea, S. (2012). Use of health services by remote dwelling Aboriginal infants in tropical northern Australia: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 12(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Thompson, R., Kildea, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S. (2011). An account of significant events influencing Australian breastfeeding practice over the last 40 years. Women and Birth, 24(3), 97-104. [More Information]
  • Schmied, V., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Fowler, C. (2011). National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services, July 2011, (pp. 1 - 66). Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

2010

  • Kildea, S., Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Tracy, S. (2010). 'Closing the Gap': How maternity services can contribute to reducing poor maternal infant health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Rural and Remote Health, 10(3), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Schmied, V., Mills, A., Kruske, S., Kemp, L., Fowler, C., Homer, C. (2010). The nature and impact of collaboration and integrated service delivery for pregnant women, children and families. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(23-24), 3516-26. [More Information]

2009

  • Bailey, E., Cates, C., Kruske, S., Morris, P., Brown, N., Chang, A. (2009). Culture-specific programs for children and adults from minority groups who have asthma (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (2, Article number: CD006580), CD006580 -1-CD006580 -32. [More Information]
  • Bailey, E., Maclennan, C., Morris, P., Kruske, S., Brown, N., Chang, A. (2009). Risks of severity and readmission of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children hospitalised for bronchiolitis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(10), 593-597. [More Information]

2008

  • Bailey, E., Morris, P., Kruske, S., Chang, A. (2008). Clinical pathways for chronic cough in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2(2), CD006595. [More Information]
  • Schmied, V., Homer, C., Kemp, L., Thomas, C., Fowler, C., Kruske, S. (2008). Literature Review: The role and nature of universal health services for pregnant women, children and families in Australia, (pp. 1 - 54). Australia: ARACY.
  • Kruske, S., Lenthall, S., Kildea, S., Knight, S., Mackay, B., Hegney, D. (2008). Rural and remote area nursing. In Di Brown, Helen Edwards (Eds.), Lewiss Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, (pp. 200-215). Sydney, Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Kruske, S., Hikuroa, E., Bradford, V. (2008). Towards partnership: Indigenous health in Australia and New Zealand. In Margaret Barnes, Jennifer Rowe (Eds.), Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities, (pp. 39-58). Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

2007

  • Kruske, S., Schmied, V., Cook, M. (2007). The 'Earlybird' gets the breastmilk: findings from an evaluation of combined professional and peer support groups to improve breastfeeding duration in the first eight weeks after birth. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 3(2), 108-119. [More Information]

2006

  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L. (2006). Child health and paediatrics: More differences than similarities. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 9(2), 20-24.
  • Kruske, S., Kildea, S., Barclay, L. (2006). Cultural safety and maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Women and Birth, 19(3), 73-77. [More Information]
  • Kildea, S., Kruske, S., Bowell, L. (2006). Maternity emergency care: short course in maternity emergencies for remote area health staff with no midwifery qualifications. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14(3), 111-115. [More Information]
  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L., Schmied, V. (2006). Primary Health Care, Partnership and Polemic: Child and Family Health Nursing Support in Early Parenting. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12(2), 57-65.

2004

  • Kruske, S., Barclay, L. (2004). Effect of shifting policies on traditional birth attendant training. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 49(4), 306-311. [More Information]

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