Professor Sally Tracy

RM(NZ, NSW) RGON(NZ, NSW, UK), DMid UTS BNurs VUW AdvDipMid Massey MA TVU
Professor Midwifery Research

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0557
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Website Midwifery and Women's Health

Biographical details

Sally Tracy is the Professor in Midwifery Research at the University of Sydney and conjoint Professor, School of Women's and Children's Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She was educated as a midwife and a nurse in New Zealand and has over 30 years experience as a midwife in clinical and academic settings in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

As leader of the University of Sydney's Midwifery and Women's Health Nursing Research Unit at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick her research activity is embedded in the clinical environment which facilitates the translation of research findings. She leads several large research projects and support research midwives and other staff planning degrees and research projects. In 2011 Sally co-founded the Australian Centre for Perinatal Science (ACPS) with Professor Alec Welsh. ACPS is a formal collaboration of scientists and clinicians in the perinatal field engaged in a combination of clinical excellence and the best research at a national and international level in the field of perinatal medicine. The core strengths include obstetrics, midwifery, neonatology and neonatal nursing, perinatal mental health and infection in pregnancy.

Research interests

  • Practice development in midwifery
  • Health services research in midwifery
  • Policy issues relating to the level and timing of intervention during labour and birth
  • Guidelines for consultation and referral in relation to the scope of midwifery practice
  • Innovative models of maternity care
  • Physiological markers of the progress of labour
  • Epidemiological research into maternity care using large population health data bases

Examples of research include:

  • A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care
  • An evaluation of primary level maternity units if New South Wales and New Zealand
  • Exploring ways to improve access to midwifery care for remote dwelling Aboriginal women
  • A study of the impacts of the physical and social environment on the quality and design of services provided by hospital (acute care) and community (remote health) during pregnancy and the year after birth
  • Physiological research into clinical practice in maternity services
  • Using linked papulation data bases to determine patient level outcomes following intervention during pregnancy and birth
  • Co editing and co-authoring the third edition of the Australian and New Zealand textbook for midwives

Teaching and supervision

Current research topics

  • Primary Supervisor PhD (A Monk) The Evaluation of Primary Maternity Units in Australia
  • Primary Supervisor PhD (C Grigg) Decision making in Maternity Care: Why women give birth in primary maternity units in New Zealand
  • Primary Supervisor PhD (D Hartz) A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care
  • Primary Supervisor PhD (B Hall) Is lactic acid concentration in amniotic fluid a new predictor of labour dystocia?
  • Primary Supervisor PhD (N Javid) An investigation of the correlation between the concentration of lactate in amniotic fluid and adverse neonatal outcomes.
  • UNSW Secondary Supervisor PhD (P Laws) Birth centres in Australia
  • Primary Supervisor MPhil (T Martin) Understanding bereavement within Aboriginal communities in rural and remote areas of NSW, in regard to stillbirths and miscarriages.

Recently completed research students

  • JM Curry 2008 PhD (2xAs) Faculty of Mathematics and Health Informatics, UWS, Sydney
  • S Pairman DMid 2007 Health Group Manager (0.5) and Head of School of Midwifery (0.5) Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin and Chair of the Midwifery Council for New Zealand

Curriculum development and teaching

In 2008 Sally joined a small consortium led by Professor Jill White, University of Sydney, to design a three-year midwifery curriculum for Vietnam, funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Sally was a member of the Curriculum Advisory Board, Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health UTS, Sydney to develop the new Bachelor of Midwifery Curriculum proposal, 2000-2004, and an external advisor for the UTS Professional Doctorates in Nursing and Midwifery. She is the external curriculum adviser for the Christchurch and Otago Polytechnics (New Zealand) four year Bachelor of Midwifery programs. Currently she is the Pacific representative on the ICM Taskforce on Global Standards for Midwifery Education.

Current projects

International research-related achievements

2008-2012 The University of Sydney, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health in Vietnam consultancy to develop an evidence-based three year curriculum for midwives in Vietnam. This included writing a 150,000 word reference text with an emphasis on practice in resource scarce environments which was translated into Vietnamese to accompany the curriculum.

2011-2012 External review of the New Zealand Ministry of Health national maternity guidelines for consultation and referral.

National leadership

Clinical redesign and reorganisation of the maternity service to offer caseload midwifery care at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney (under randomised controlled trial conditions.)

Implementation and continuing support through evaluation of the first free standing midwifery unit at Ryde hospital, NSW.

Co-director of the Australian Centre for Perinatal Science (ACPS), a formal collaboration of scientists and clinicians in the perinatal field engaged in research at a national and international level in the field of perinatal medicine.

Providing advice and professional expertise to DOHA in relation to maternity services reform and access to Medicare for midwives.

Professional expertise in midwifery and obstetrics as a member of the clinical advisory committee of IHPA

Chair, third revision of the National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral

Associations

  • Member Clinical Advisory Committee, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (Appointed by the Federal Minister for Health)
  • Member ICM Taskforce on Global Standards for Midwifery Education 2009 continuing
  • Member NHMRC review panel for Project Grants 2009 continuing
  • Member Royal Hospital for Women, Clinical Council 2009 continuing
  • Editorial board;New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
  • Member, International Scientific Research Committee, ICM 2007 continuing

Awards and honours

  • Women's Hospitals Australasia Medal of Distinction for services to women's health
  • 2003 Awarded the worlds first Doctorate in Midwifery, UTS, Sydney
  • 2002 UTS Vice Chancellor's Travel Fund Award to travel to an International Conference to present original research at Oslo, June 2002
  • 2000 The UTS Vice Chancellor's Travel Fund Award to travel to an International Conference to present research findings at Oxford University, July 2000

Grants

  • 2013 NHMRC 1044962 Project Grant. (CIA) Tracy SK, Rawlinson WR, Bisits A, Tracy MB, Shand A, Ledger W, Welsh AW. The Amniotic Fluid Lactate Study. Total $657,429.73
  • 2013 Research Grant from the Foundation of the Royal Hospital for Women. Total $90,000.00
  • 2012 Tracy SK Bridging Support Grant, University Sydney (Near miss grant following NHMRC 2011 round) $40,000.00
  • 2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 246887. King S, Austin M-P, Kildea S, (AI) Tracy SK et al The effects of the Queensland floods on pregnant women, their pregnancies and their children's early development (QF2011) (Study addition to M@NGO RCT). Total $CAD 493,794.00
  • 2009 ARC Linkage Project Grant (LP 0990427). The Royal Hospital for Women as Industry Partner (Tracy SK) with the Department of Organisation and Management at the Australian School of Business, UNSW to study employees' wellbeing and emotion management strategies
  • 2008 NHMRC 571901 Project Grant. (CIA) Tracy SK, Foureur M, Barclay L, Tracy MB, Kensington M, Welsh A. Evaluation of Midwifery Units (EMU): a prospective cohort study of primary level (free standing) midwifery led units. Total $660,125.00
  • 2007 NHMRC 510207 Project Grant. (CIA) Tracy SK, Chapman M, Peek M, Tracy MB, Homer C, Kildea S. A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care. Total $572,000.00
  • 2007 NHMRC 476200 A Healthy Start to Life for All Australians Strategic Award. Barclay L, Kildea S, Kruske S, Norris G, McGregor C, Curry J, (CIG) Tracy SK, 1+1=A Healthy Start to LifeTotal $528,000.00. In addition the NT Government provided $45,000 from the Research and Innovation Board (that was conditional on receiving the Healthy Start funding), with an overall total of $573,000.00
  • 2007 Kildea S, Govan A, Witten H, Tracy SK. Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board Funding Round 4 of Research and Innovation Grants (NTRIB's) Homebirth point of service client data and analysis system. Total $14,000.00
  • 2007 Tracy SK, UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Goldstar Award Total $40,000.00
  • 2007 NHMRC Project Grant 457515 Levy M, Sullivan ES, (AI) Tracy SK Mothers and Gestation in Custody (MAGIC): Does imprisonment during pregnancy effect mother and baby outcomes? Total $299,000.00
  • 2006 Bryant J, Sullivan EA, Tracy SK Phase 2. "Caesarean Pathway Model": An across-method investigation of Caesarean delivery in Australia, University of NSW, Faculty Research Grants Program. Total $20,000.00
  • 2005 Bryant J, Sullivan EA, Tracy SK Phase 1. "Caesarean Pathway Model": An across-method investigation of Caesarean delivery in Australia, University of NSW, Faculty Research Grants Program. Total $20,000.00
  • 2004 Barclay L, Goodman D, Tracy SK.Improving birth outcomes in China: consequences and potentials of policy, state and professional interactions. ARC/UTS grant Total $370,000.00
  • 2003 Tracy SK (Named team investigator) Health Evaluation Research & Outcomes Network (HERON) funded by NHMRC Capacity Building Grant in Population Health Research
  • 2000 Chamberlain M Tracy SK.The NSW Aboriginal Health Strategy FundingNSW Health. Total $180,000.00

Keywords

Midwifery; Epidemiology; Population health; Health service research

Selected grants

2013

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship Fund; Tracy S; Foundation of the Royal Hospital for Women/RHW Foundation Grants.
  • Is lactic acid concentration in amniotic fluid a new predictor of labour dystocia?; Tracy S, Tracy M, Shand A, Bisits A, Rawlinson W, Ledger W, Welsh A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Midwifery Research Fellow Application; Tracy S; Royal Hospital for Women Randwick/Royal Hospital for Women Foundation.

2012

  • The Amniotic Fluid lactate Pilot Study; Tracy S; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
  • Lactate Study Pilot; Tracy S, Welsh A, Shand A, Tracy M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2011

  • The Queensland flood Study QF11; Tracy S; Canadian Institutes of Health Research/International Opportunities Program Development Grant.

2009

  • The Heart of Health Care: Advancing Emotional Welllbeing, Engagement and Performance in Hospitals; Tracy S, Crisp J, Johnston A, Groth M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Evaluating Midwifery Led Units (EMU): a prospective cohort study of primary level (free standing) midwifery led units; Tracy S, Foureur M, Barclay L, Tracy M, Kensington M, Welsh A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care; Kildea S, Tracy S, Chapman M, Peek M, Tracy M, Homer C, Kildea S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2007

  • Investigating the association between incarceration while pregnant and maternal and infant outcomes; Levy M, Sullivan E, Tracy S, Sullivan E; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • 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.
  • Mothers and Gestation in Custody (MAGIC): Does imprisonment during pregnancy effect mother and baby outcomes?; Sullivan E, Levy M, Tracy S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Bridging Grant Scheme; Tracy S; University of New South Wales/Gold Star Award.
  • Homebirth point of service client data and analysis system; Tracy S, Kildea S, Govan A, Witten H; Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board/Research Support.

2006

  • SK Phase 2. ‘Caesarean Pathway Model’: An across-method investigation of Caesarean delivery in Australia; Tracy S, Bryant J, Sullivan E; University of New South Wales/Faculty Research Grant.

2005

  • SK Phase 1. ‘Caesarean Pathway Model’: An across-method investigation of Caesarean delivery in Australia; Tracy S, Bryant J, Sullivan E; University of New South Wales/Faculty Research Grant.

2003

  • Health Evaluation Research & Outcomes Network (HERON); Armstrong B, Kricker A, Roberts C, Simpson J, Tracy S, Jorm L, Sullivan E, Harris M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Strategic Awards: Capacity Building Grants in Population Health Research.

2000

  • NSW Aboriginal Health Strategy Funding; Chamberlain M, Tracy S; NSW Health/NSW Health Aboriginal Strategy Funding.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C., Tracy, S. (2006). Midwifery: Preparation for Practice. Chatswood: Churchill Livingstone.

Book Chapters

  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. (2012). Bringing it all Together: An application of the Research Process to the Field of Practice. In Borbasi S, Jackson D (Eds.), Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice (3e), (pp. 215-233). Sydney, Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Tracy, S. (2011). Costing Birth as Commodity or Sustainable Public Good. In Davies L, Daellenbach R, Kensington M (Eds.), Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth, (pp. 32-44). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Guilliland, K., Tracy, S., Thorogood, C. (2010). Australian and New Zealand healthcare and maternity services. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 3-35). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Interventions in pregnancy, labour and birth. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 863-908). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Options for women around fertility and reproduction. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 194-212). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Screening and assessment. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 719-753). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Ways of looking at evidence and measurement. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 80-103). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Miller, S., Tracy, S. (2010). Working in collaboration. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 351-363). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.

Journals

  • Hall, B., Iwasenko, J., Moriatis, M., Rawlinson, W., Tracy, M., Tracy, S. (2013). A pilot study to determine the feasibility of collecting amniotic fluid samples from women during labour and measuring amniotic fluid lactate at point of care. BMC Research Notes, 6(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Monk, A., Tracy, S., Foureur, M., Barclay, L. (2013). Australian primary maternity units: Past, present and future. Women and Birth, 26(3), 213-218. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Tracy, M., Allen, J., Forti, A., Hall, B., White, J., Lainchbury, A., Stapleton, H., Beckmann, M., et al (2013). Caseload midwifery care versus standard maternity care for women of any risk: M@NGO, a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 382(9906), 1723-1732. [More Information]
  • Monk, A., Tracy, S., Foureur, M., Tracy, M. (2013). Evaluating midwifery units (EMU): Lessons from the pilot study. Midwifery, 29(8), 845-851. [More Information]
  • Allen, J., Stapleton, H., Tracy, S., Kildea, S. (2013). Is a randomised controlled trial of a maternity care intervention for pregnant adolescents possible? An Australian feasibility study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Dowling, H., Tracy, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. (2013). Maternal and perinatal outcomes amongst low risk women giving birth in water compared to six birth positions on land. A descriptive cross sectional study in a birth centre over 12 years. Midwifery, 29(7), 759-764. [More Information]
  • Grigg, C., Tracy, S. (2013). New Zealand's unique maternity system. Women and Birth, 26(1), e59-e64. [More Information]
  • Dixon, L., Tracy, S., Guilliland, K., Fletcher, L., Hendry, C., Pairman, S. (2013). Outcomes of physiological and active third stage labour care amongst women in New Zealand. Midwifery, 29(1), 67-74. [More Information]
  • Henry, A., Madan, A., Reid, R., Tracy, S., Austin, K., Welsh, A., Challis, D. (2013). Outpatient foley catheter versus inpatient prostaglandin e2 gel for induction of labour: a randomised trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Hartz, D., Foureur, M., Tracy, S. (2012). Australian caseload midwifery: The exception or the rule. Women and Birth, 25, 39-46. [More Information]
  • Hartz, D., White, J., Lainchbury, K., Gunn, H., Jarman, H., Welsh, A., Challis, D., Tracy, S. (2012). Australian maternity reform through clinical redesign. Australian Health Review, 36(2), 169-175. [More Information]
  • Beasley, S., Ford, N., Tracy, S., Welsh, A. (2012). Collaboration in Maternity Care is achievable and practical. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(6), 576-581. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Bisits, A., Brown, C., Thornton, C. (2012). Rates of obstetric intervention among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals in NSW: a population-based descriptive study. BMJ Open, 2(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Hall, B., Allen, J., Forti, A., Lainchbury, A., White, J., Welsh, A., Tracy, M., Kildea, S. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care: M@NGO (Midwives @ New Group practice Options). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(82), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Jackson, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S., Priddis, H. (2011). Birth centres and the national maternity services review: Response to consumer demand or compromise? Women and Birth, 24, 165-172. [More Information]
  • Laws, P., Lim, C., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Sullivan, E. (2011). Changes to booking, transfer criteria and procedures in birth centres in Australia from 1997–2007: a national survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20, 2812-2821. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Homer, C., Leap, N., Tracy, S. (2011). From social to surgical: Historical perspectives on perineal care during labour and birth. Women and Birth, 24(3), 105-111. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Tracy, S., Jackson, M., Cummings, J., Priddis, H. (2011). Home birth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review: Too hot to handle? Women and Birth, 24, 148-155. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Mask Leak in One-Person Mask Ventilation Compared to Two-Person in Newborn Infant Manikin Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F195-F200. [More Information]
  • Reid, R., Susic, D., Pathirana, S., Tracy, S., Welsh, A. (2011). The ethics of obtaining consent in labour for research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(6), 485-492. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Ventilator-delivered mask ventilation compared with three standard methods of mask ventilation in a manikin model. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F201-F205. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Hinder, M., Ponnampalam, G., Tracy, S. (2010). Does caffeine impair cerebral oxygenation and blood flow velocity in preterm infants? Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health, 99(9), 1319-1323. [More Information]
  • Barclay, L., Tracy, S. (2010). Legally binding midwives to doctors is not collaboration [Editorial]. Women and Birth, 23(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Shingde, V., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2010). Neopuff T-piece mask resuscitator: is mask leak related to watching the pressure dial? Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health, 99(9), 1314-1318. [More Information]
  • Laws, P., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2010). Perinatal Outcomes of Women Intending to Give Birth in Birth Centers in Australia. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 37(1), 28-36. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Homer, C., Tracy, S., Bisits, A. (2010). Planned home and hospital births in South Australia, 1991–2006: differences in outcomes [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(12), 726.
  • Tracy, S., Welsh, A., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M. (2009). Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 579-580.
  • Laws, P., Lim, C., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2009). Characteristics and practices of birth centres in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(3), 290-295. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Tracy, M. (2008). Reply: Admitting Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Australia. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(3), 259-260. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2008). Reply: Perinatal Outcomes in Birth Centers. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(1), 86. [More Information]
  • Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S. (2007). A Systems Development Life Cycle Approach to Patient Journey Modeling Projects. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 129(2), 905-909. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Admission of Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care: A Population-Based Study. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Caplice, S., Laws, P., Wang, Y., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Birth Centers in Australia: A National Population-Based Study of Perinatal Mortality Associated with Giving Birth in a Birth Center. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 34(3), 194-201. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Wang, Y., Black, D., Tracy, M. (2007). Birth outcomes associated with interventions in labour amongst low risk women: A population-based study. Women and Birth, 20(2), 41-48. [More Information]
  • Bryant, J., Porter, E., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2007). Caesarean birth: Consumption, safety, order, and good mothering. Social Science and Medicine, 65(6), 1192-1201. [More Information]
  • Bryant, J., Porter, M., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2007). Caesarean birth: Consumption, safety, order, and good mothering. Social Science and Medicine, 65(6), 1192-1201. [More Information]
  • Fahy, K., Tracy, S. (2007). Critique of Cochrane systematic review of home-like setting for birth. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5(3), 360-364. [More Information]
  • Fahy, K., Tracy, S. (2007). Rejoinder. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5(3), 367. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Dean, J., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2007). Spontaneous preterm birth of liveborn infants in women at low risk in Australia over 10 years: a population-based study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 114(6), 731-735. [More Information]
  • Fahy, K., Tracy, S. (2006). Birth centre trials are unreliable [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(7), 407.
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2006). Does size matter? A population based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women [Author's Reply]. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(5), 617-618. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Dahlen, H., Black, D., Wang, Y., Tracy, M. (2006). Does size matter? A population-based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(1), 86-96. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Nicholl, M., McCann, Y., Latta, D. (2005). An integrated service network in maternity - the implementation of a midwifery-led unit. Australian Health Review, 29(3), 332-339. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M. (2003). Costing the cascade: estimating the cost of increased obstetric intervention in childbirth using population data. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 110(8), 717-724.
  • Roberts, C., Algert, C., Douglas, I., Tracy, S., Peat, B. (2002). Trends in labour and birth interventions among low-risk women in New South Wales. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 42(2), 176-181.

Edited Journals

  • Barclay, L., Tracy, S. (2010). Women and Birth Volume 23 Issue 1. Women and Birth, 23(1).

Conferences

  • Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S. (2006). A Communication Tool to Improve the Patient Journey Modeling Process. 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBS 2006, United States: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

2013

  • Hall, B., Iwasenko, J., Moriatis, M., Rawlinson, W., Tracy, M., Tracy, S. (2013). A pilot study to determine the feasibility of collecting amniotic fluid samples from women during labour and measuring amniotic fluid lactate at point of care. BMC Research Notes, 6(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Monk, A., Tracy, S., Foureur, M., Barclay, L. (2013). Australian primary maternity units: Past, present and future. Women and Birth, 26(3), 213-218. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Tracy, M., Allen, J., Forti, A., Hall, B., White, J., Lainchbury, A., Stapleton, H., Beckmann, M., et al (2013). Caseload midwifery care versus standard maternity care for women of any risk: M@NGO, a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 382(9906), 1723-1732. [More Information]
  • Monk, A., Tracy, S., Foureur, M., Tracy, M. (2013). Evaluating midwifery units (EMU): Lessons from the pilot study. Midwifery, 29(8), 845-851. [More Information]
  • Allen, J., Stapleton, H., Tracy, S., Kildea, S. (2013). Is a randomised controlled trial of a maternity care intervention for pregnant adolescents possible? An Australian feasibility study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Dowling, H., Tracy, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. (2013). Maternal and perinatal outcomes amongst low risk women giving birth in water compared to six birth positions on land. A descriptive cross sectional study in a birth centre over 12 years. Midwifery, 29(7), 759-764. [More Information]
  • Grigg, C., Tracy, S. (2013). New Zealand's unique maternity system. Women and Birth, 26(1), e59-e64. [More Information]
  • Dixon, L., Tracy, S., Guilliland, K., Fletcher, L., Hendry, C., Pairman, S. (2013). Outcomes of physiological and active third stage labour care amongst women in New Zealand. Midwifery, 29(1), 67-74. [More Information]
  • Henry, A., Madan, A., Reid, R., Tracy, S., Austin, K., Welsh, A., Challis, D. (2013). Outpatient foley catheter versus inpatient prostaglandin e2 gel for induction of labour: a randomised trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, 1-11. [More Information]

2012

  • Hartz, D., Foureur, M., Tracy, S. (2012). Australian caseload midwifery: The exception or the rule. Women and Birth, 25, 39-46. [More Information]
  • Hartz, D., White, J., Lainchbury, K., Gunn, H., Jarman, H., Welsh, A., Challis, D., Tracy, S. (2012). Australian maternity reform through clinical redesign. Australian Health Review, 36(2), 169-175. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. (2012). Bringing it all Together: An application of the Research Process to the Field of Practice. In Borbasi S, Jackson D (Eds.), Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice (3e), (pp. 215-233). Sydney, Australia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Beasley, S., Ford, N., Tracy, S., Welsh, A. (2012). Collaboration in Maternity Care is achievable and practical. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(6), 576-581. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Bisits, A., Brown, C., Thornton, C. (2012). Rates of obstetric intervention among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals in NSW: a population-based descriptive study. BMJ Open, 2(5), 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Hall, B., Allen, J., Forti, A., Lainchbury, A., White, J., Welsh, A., Tracy, M., Kildea, S. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care: M@NGO (Midwives @ New Group practice Options). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(82), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Jackson, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S., Priddis, H. (2011). Birth centres and the national maternity services review: Response to consumer demand or compromise? Women and Birth, 24, 165-172. [More Information]
  • Laws, P., Lim, C., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Sullivan, E. (2011). Changes to booking, transfer criteria and procedures in birth centres in Australia from 1997–2007: a national survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20, 2812-2821. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S. (2011). Costing Birth as Commodity or Sustainable Public Good. In Davies L, Daellenbach R, Kensington M (Eds.), Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth, (pp. 32-44). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Dahlen, H., Homer, C., Leap, N., Tracy, S. (2011). From social to surgical: Historical perspectives on perineal care during labour and birth. Women and Birth, 24(3), 105-111. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Schmied, V., Tracy, S., Jackson, M., Cummings, J., Priddis, H. (2011). Home birth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review: Too hot to handle? Women and Birth, 24, 148-155. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Mask Leak in One-Person Mask Ventilation Compared to Two-Person in Newborn Infant Manikin Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F195-F200. [More Information]
  • Reid, R., Susic, D., Pathirana, S., Tracy, S., Welsh, A. (2011). The ethics of obtaining consent in labour for research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(6), 485-492. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Ventilator-delivered mask ventilation compared with three standard methods of mask ventilation in a manikin model. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F201-F205. [More Information]

2010

  • Guilliland, K., Tracy, S., Thorogood, C. (2010). Australian and New Zealand healthcare and maternity services. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 3-35). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Hinder, M., Ponnampalam, G., Tracy, S. (2010). Does caffeine impair cerebral oxygenation and blood flow velocity in preterm infants? Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health, 99(9), 1319-1323. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Interventions in pregnancy, labour and birth. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 863-908). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Barclay, L., Tracy, S. (2010). Legally binding midwives to doctors is not collaboration [Editorial]. Women and Birth, 23(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Shingde, V., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2010). Neopuff T-piece mask resuscitator: is mask leak related to watching the pressure dial? Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health, 99(9), 1314-1318. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Options for women around fertility and reproduction. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 194-212). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Laws, P., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2010). Perinatal Outcomes of Women Intending to Give Birth in Birth Centers in Australia. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 37(1), 28-36. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Homer, C., Tracy, S., Bisits, A. (2010). Planned home and hospital births in South Australia, 1991–2006: differences in outcomes [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(12), 726.
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Screening and assessment. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 719-753). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tracy, S. (2010). Ways of looking at evidence and measurement. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 80-103). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Barclay, L., Tracy, S. (2010). Women and Birth Volume 23 Issue 1. Women and Birth, 23(1).
  • Miller, S., Tracy, S. (2010). Working in collaboration. In Pairman S; Tracy SK; Thorogood C; Pincombe J (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice 2e, (pp. 351-363). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.

2009

  • Tracy, S., Welsh, A., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M. (2009). Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 579-580.
  • Laws, P., Lim, C., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2009). Characteristics and practices of birth centres in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(3), 290-295. [More Information]

2008

  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Tracy, M. (2008). Reply: Admitting Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Australia. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(3), 259-260. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2008). Reply: Perinatal Outcomes in Birth Centers. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(1), 86. [More Information]

2007

  • Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S. (2007). A Systems Development Life Cycle Approach to Patient Journey Modeling Projects. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 129(2), 905-909. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Admission of Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care: A Population-Based Study. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Caplice, S., Laws, P., Wang, Y., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Birth Centers in Australia: A National Population-Based Study of Perinatal Mortality Associated with Giving Birth in a Birth Center. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 34(3), 194-201. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Wang, Y., Black, D., Tracy, M. (2007). Birth outcomes associated with interventions in labour amongst low risk women: A population-based study. Women and Birth, 20(2), 41-48. [More Information]
  • Bryant, J., Porter, E., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2007). Caesarean birth: Consumption, safety, order, and good mothering. Social Science and Medicine, 65(6), 1192-1201. [More Information]
  • Bryant, J., Porter, M., Tracy, S., Sullivan, E. (2007). Caesarean birth: Consumption, safety, order, and good mothering. Social Science and Medicine, 65(6), 1192-1201. [More Information]
  • Fahy, K., Tracy, S. (2007). Critique of Cochrane systematic review of home-like setting for birth. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5(3), 360-364. [More Information]
  • Fahy, K., Tracy, S. (2007). Rejoinder. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5(3), 367. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Dean, J., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2007). Spontaneous preterm birth of liveborn infants in women at low risk in Australia over 10 years: a population-based study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 114(6), 731-735. [More Information]

2006

  • Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S. (2006). A Communication Tool to Improve the Patient Journey Modeling Process. 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBS 2006, United States: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Fahy, K., Tracy, S. (2006). Birth centre trials are unreliable [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(7), 407.
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2006). Does size matter? A population based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women [Author's Reply]. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(5), 617-618. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Dahlen, H., Black, D., Wang, Y., Tracy, M. (2006). Does size matter? A population-based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(1), 86-96. [More Information]
  • Pairman, S., Pincombe, J., Thorogood, C., Tracy, S. (2006). Midwifery: Preparation for Practice. Chatswood: Churchill Livingstone.

2005

  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Nicholl, M., McCann, Y., Latta, D. (2005). An integrated service network in maternity - the implementation of a midwifery-led unit. Australian Health Review, 29(3), 332-339. [More Information]

2003

  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M. (2003). Costing the cascade: estimating the cost of increased obstetric intervention in childbirth using population data. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 110(8), 717-724.

2002

  • Roberts, C., Algert, C., Douglas, I., Tracy, S., Peat, B. (2002). Trends in labour and birth interventions among low-risk women in New South Wales. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 42(2), 176-181.

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