Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (StillbirthCRE)

Mercy Partners, The University of Queensland

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The Stillbirth CRE is a national national collaboration addressing the tragedy of stillbirth. Through a priority driven program, the Stillbirth CRE aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth and improve care for parents and families whose baby is stillborn. The Stillbirth CRE program focuses on research that translates into improved maternity care and better health outcomes for women and their babies. The Stillbirth CRE research program addresses priorities across four major priority areas: Improving care and outcomes for women with risk factors for stillbirth; Developing new approaches for identifying women at increased risk of stillbirth (e.g. using biomarkers); Implementing best practice in care after stillbirth and in subsequent pregnancies; and Improving knowledge of causes and contributors to stillbirth

Website https://www.stillbirthcre.org.au/

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • A strong national collaborative ethos and structure
  • Four clear prioritised research goals
  • Mater Research, University of Queensland, Griffith University
  • University of Sydney, Monash University,
  • La Trobe University, South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Women's Healthcare Australia
  • Stillbirth Foundation, Sands
  • Australian College of Midwives
  • Bears of Hope, Still Aware

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff

Address

Level 3, Aubigny Place, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane, 4101

Lead researcher

  • Professor Vicki Flenady—Led an international study of stillbirth rates in high-income countries and published in Lancet

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Organisation type

  • Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Headquarters

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