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Dr Pauline Dawson

Contact Details

Phone
+64 27 230 1522
Email
pauline.dawson@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
Qualifications
PhD MMid RM
Research summary
Maternal health equity, social determinants of health, health geography, rural maternity care
Teaching
  • Convener of ALM4 Pregnancy Longcase
  • Have taught at many levels within DSM including convening ALM6 / trainee intern year and ELM3 integrated cases
  • Interest in interprofessional learning and rural health education
Memberships
  • New Zealand College of Midwives
  • Perinatal Society of New Zealand
  • Public Health Association of New Zealand
Clinical
I maintain my clinical practice by working as a core midwife, in the community and locum work

Research

Pauline is a practising midwife whose aim is to improve outcomes and experiences for families through their childbearing journey. She centres equity in all her work.

Her PhD examined the barriers to equitable maternal health in Aotearoa and her master's thesis looked at birth place choices made in the Southern DHB, particularly by those in rural areas.

Pauline has experience in large data set analysis and inferential modelling and is committed to data sovereignty principles and ethics. She also has experience in Foucauldian analysis of healthcare and data.

Alongside teaching and research, Pauline is a research analyst for the NZ Mortality Review Data Group specialising in perinatal and maternal mortality.

Publications

Hobbs, M., Marek, L., Young, A., Willing, E., Dawson, P., & McIntyre, P. (2023). Examining spatial variation for immunisation coverage in pregnant women: A nationwide and geospatial retrospective cohort study in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 335, 116228. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116228

Young, A., Willing, E., Gauld, N., Dawson, P., Charania, N. A., Norris, P., & Turner, N. (2023). Midwives' perceptions of enablers and barriers to pertussis and influenza vaccination in pregnancy and information sharing. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 59, 29-38. doi: 10.12784/nzcomjnl59.2023.4.29-38

Crowther, C. A., Ashwood, P., Middleton, P. F., McPhee, A., Tan, T., Harding, J. E., for the MAGENTA Study Group, including Austin, N., Darlow, B. A., Dixon, B., Gullam, J., Leishman, D., Dawson, P., Devenish, C., Gaerty, K., Tomlinson, P. A., & Miller, H. (2023). Prenatal intravenous magnesium at 30-34 weeks' gestation and neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring: The MAGENTA randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 330(7), 603-614. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.12357

Macredie, F., Willing, E., Dawson, P., Howe, A., & Young, A. (2023). Interventions to improve vaccine coverage of pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(3), 230-237. doi: 10.1071/HC23041

Tarnow-Mordi, W. O., Robledo, K., Marschner, I., Seidler, L., Simes, J., on behalf of the Australian Placental Transfusion Study (APTS) Childhood Follow Up Study Collaborators, including Gullam, J., Austin, N., Leishman, D., Stitely, M., & Dawson, P. (2023). To guide future practice, perinatal trials should be much larger, simpler and less fragile with close to 100% ascertainment of mortality and other key outcomes. Seminars in Perinatology, 47(5), 151789. doi: 10.1016/j.semperi.2023.151789

Crowther, C. A., Ashwood, P., Middleton, P. F., McPhee, A., Tan, T., Harding, J. E., for the MAGENTA Study Group, including Austin, N., Darlow, B. A., Dixon, B., Gullam, J., Leishman, D., Dawson, P., Devenish, C., Gaerty, K., Tomlinson, P. A., & Miller, H. (2023). Prenatal intravenous magnesium at 30-34 weeks' gestation and neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring: The MAGENTA randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 330(7), 603-614. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.12357

Journal - Research Article

Hobbs, M., Marek, L., Young, A., Willing, E., Dawson, P., & McIntyre, P. (2023). Examining spatial variation for immunisation coverage in pregnant women: A nationwide and geospatial retrospective cohort study in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 335, 116228. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116228

Journal - Research Article

Hobbs, M., Young, A., Turner, N., Dawson, P., Willing, E., McIntyre, P., & McIntosh, C. G. (2023). A new national health system: The opportunity to address data quality issues in maternal immunisation coverage. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1578), 94-99. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Article

Macredie, F., Willing, E., Dawson, P., Howe, A., & Young, A. (2023). Interventions to improve vaccine coverage of pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(3), 230-237. doi: 10.1071/HC23041

Journal - Research Article

Pugh, M., Bowden, N., Kokaua, J., Dawson, P., & Duncanson, M. (2023). Health outcomes of children in state care in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 59(7), 895-900. doi: 10.1111/jpc.16409

Journal - Research Article

Tarnow-Mordi, W. O., Robledo, K., Marschner, I., Seidler, L., Simes, J., on behalf of the Australian Placental Transfusion Study (APTS) Childhood Follow Up Study Collaborators, including Gullam, J., Austin, N., Leishman, D., Stitely, M., & Dawson, P. (2023). To guide future practice, perinatal trials should be much larger, simpler and less fragile with close to 100% ascertainment of mortality and other key outcomes. Seminars in Perinatology, 47(5), 151789. doi: 10.1016/j.semperi.2023.151789

Journal - Research Article

Young, A., Willing, E., Gauld, N., Dawson, P., Charania, N. A., Norris, P., & Turner, N. (2023). Midwives' perceptions of enablers and barriers to pertussis and influenza vaccination in pregnancy and information sharing. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 59, 29-38. doi: 10.12784/nzcomjnl59.2023.4.29-38

Journal - Research Article

Dawson, P., Auvray, B., Jaye, C., Gauld, R., & Hay-Smith, J. (2022). Social determinants and inequitable maternal and perinatal outcomes in Aoteaoroa New Zealand. Women's Health, 18. doi: 10.1177/17455065221075913

Journal - Research Article

Dawson, P., Hay-Smith, J., Jaye, C., Gauld, R., & Auvray, B. (2021). Do maternity services in New Zealand's public healthcare system deliver on equity? Findings from structural equation modelling of national maternal satisfaction survey data. Midwifery, 95, 102936. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.102936

Journal - Research Article

Tarnow-Mordi, W., Morris, J., Kirby, A., Robledo, K., Askie, L., Brown, R., … Gullam, J., … for the Australian Placental Transfusion Study Collaborative Group, including Austin, N., Broadbent, R., Stitely, M., & Dawson, P. (2017). Delayed versus immediate cord clamping in preterm infants. New England Journal of Medicine, 377, 2445-2455. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1711281

Journal - Research Article

Dawson, P., Jaye, C., Gauld, R., & Hay-Smith, J. (2019). Barriers to equitable maternal health in Aotearoa New Zealand: An integrative review. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18, 168. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-1070-7

Journal - Research Other

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