Carolyn Hastie

unnamed (2)Carolyn Hastie, Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Research interests; midwife, academic, researcher
  • Biography

Carolyn Hastie RM, RN, IBCLC, Dip Teach, Grad Dip PHC, MPhil (Midwifery research) PhD Candidate is senior lecturer of midwifery of Southern Cross University. She has been at the leading edge of midwifery practice and education for four decades. Among Carolyn’s achievements are: gaining visiting rights to public hospitals in 1984, a first for Australia; starting the first midwives clinic in Australia in 1987, commissioning (2005) and managing a quality award winning (2007) standalone midwifery service which included the option to birth at home.  Carolyn has worked as an educator within the health system as well as the tertiary setting.



Fahy, K., Foureur, M. & Hastie, C. (2008) Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship, Elsevier Science. London.

Book chapters:

Fahy, K. & Hastie, C. (2011) Physiological care in the third and fourth stages of labour…When is it safe? Chapter in Donna S. (Ed) Promoting normal birth: research, reflection and guidelines, Fresh Heart Publishing, UK

Hastie, C (2010) The Birthing Environment – an ecological approach, Chapter in Davis. L. Daellenbach, R. & Kensington, M. (Eds) Sustainability, Midwifery & Birth, Routledge 2010.

Fahy, K. Parratt, J. Foureur, M. & Hastie, C. (2012) Birth Territory: A Theory for Midwifery Practice, Chapter in Brayer, R.M. (Ed) Midwifery Theory 2nd Ed.

Brodie, P. Warwick, C. Hastie, C. Smythe, L. Young, C. (2008) Sustaining Midwifery Continuity of Care: Perspectives from Managers. Homer, C. Brodie, P & Leap, N. (Eds) Chapter 8 in Midwifery Continuity of care: a practical guide. Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.

Fahy, K. & Hastie, C. 2008. Midwifery Guardianship: reclaiming the sacred in birth. In: Fahy K, Foureur M & Hastie C (eds.) Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship. Edinburgh: Elsevier.

Hastie, C. 2008 in print. The spiritual and emotional territory of the unborn and newborn baby. In: Fahy, K., Foureur, M. & Hastie, C. (eds.) Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Practice, Research and Education. Edinburgh: Elsevier.

Lepori, B., Foureur, M. & Hastie, C. 2008. Mindbodyspirit architecture: Creating birth space. In: Fahy, K., Foureur, M. & Hastie, C. (eds.) Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory for Practice, Education and Research. Oxford: Elsevier Science.

Journal articles:

Hastie, C., Fahy, K., Parratt, J. & Grace, S. 2015. Midwifery Students Experience of Interactions in Teamwork Projects that Include Peer Assessment. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, (under review).

Parratt, J. A., Fahy, K. M., Hutchinson, M., Lohmann, G., Hastie, C. R., Chaseling, M. & O’Brien, K. 2014. Expert validation of a Teamwork Assessment Rubric: a modified Delphi study. Nurse Education Today.

Saxton, A, Fahy, K & Hastie, C 2014, ‘Effects of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding at birth on the incidence of PPH: A physiologically based theory’, Women and Birth.

Hastie, C, Fahy, K & Parratt, J 2014, ‘The development of a rubric for peer assessment of individual teamwork skills in undergraduate midwifery students’, Women and Birth, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 220-6.

Parratt, J, Fahy, K & Hastie, C 2014, ‘Midwifery Students’ Evaluation Of Team-Based Academic Assignments Involving Peer-Marking’, Women and Birth, vol. 27, pp. 58-63.

Wisanskoonwong, P., Fahy, K. & Hastie, C. 2011. Reflections on the practice of facilitating group-based antenatal education: should a midwife wear a uniform in the hospital setting? Int J Nurs Pract, 17, 628-635.

Hastie, C. & Fahy, K. 2011. Inter-professional collaboration in delivery suite: A qualitative study. Women and Birth, 24, 72-79.

Hastie, C. 2011. Midwives and Social Media. Australian Midwifery, 23-25.

Hastie, C. & Fahy, K. 2009 Article in press. Optimising psychophysiology in third stage of labour: Theory applied to practice. Women and Birth.

Fahy, K., Hastie, C., Bisits, A., Marsh, C. & Smith, L. 2009. Active management of the third stage labour compared with holistic physiological care for women at low risk of postpartum haemorrhage: a cohort study. Midwifery and Women’s Health, (accepted subject to amendments).

Hastie, C. 2006. Midwifery: Women, History and Politics. Birth Issues, 15, 11-17.

Hastie, C. 2005. Language: how understanding semantics helps us be ‘with woman’. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 15, 475-477.


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