Madonna Grehan holds qualifications in General Nursing, Midwifery, Sexual Health and Reproduction, Health Ethics and History. Her research interests include: history of midwives, nurses and the health care of women in Australia, biography, oral history, women and work, and nurses in World War II.
Dr Grehan is an oral history interviewer for the National Library of Australia (Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project; Canberra Centenary History Project; Australian Paralympic Committee Oral History Project) and a research consultant to television series Who Do You Think You Are? and Every Family Has A Secret.She has held State Library Fellowships in Victoria (2013) and Queensland (2015).Dr Grehan is a member of the University of Melbourne's Central Human Research Ethics Committee and Hon Director of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery History Project, a web-based resource which aims to make nursing and midwifery history accessible. She is Immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. Madonna is frequently invited by community and family history groups to speak about the history of nurses and midwives. Madonna is a volunteer, social-history tour guide at Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent, a role she commenced in 2006.
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Biography of Nurse Margaretta Cherry 1822-1907, Midwifery Nurse at the Melbourne Lying-in ..
Biography of Sister Marianne Rawson RRC 1855-1934, Nurse of the Melbourne Women’s Hospital
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Biography of Nurse Margaretta Cherry 1822-1907, Midwifery Nurse at the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary for Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children
Reference Work | 2011
English born Margaretta (Meta) Cherry spent twenty two years on the nursing staff of the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary..
Biography of Catherine Mary Oliver: second Matron of the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary for Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children
Reference Work | 2009
Catherine Oliver was Matron at the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary for Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children (MLIH) fr..
A most difficult and protracted labour case: midwives, medical men and coronial investigations into maternal deaths in nineteenth century Victoria
Journal article | 2009 | Provenance
Birth in nineteenth-century Australia was an event shrouded in mystery. The care of women at confinement was discussed in private ..
A genome scan in families from Australia and New Zealand confirms the presence of a maternal susceptibility locus for pre-eclampsia, on chromosome 2
EK Moses, JA Lade, GL Guo, AN Wilton, M Grehan, K Freed, A Borg, JD Terwilliger, R North, DW Cooper, SP Brennecke
Journal article | 2000 | The American Journal of Human Genetics
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
The American connection: recruiting Australian nurses as ‘citizens of world nursing’ c.1885-1902
'Something tangible to show our gratitude’: a History of Queensland's Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses
Abbotsford Convent Melbourne Volunteer Social History Tour Guide
An émigré gentlewoman midwife in Port Phillip and Victoria 1848-1880
The twelve Australian Army Nursing Service nurses of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur
Highly Commended +$500, for 'Heroes or villains? midwives, nurses, and maternity care in mid-nineteenth century Australia', Traffic, Journal of UMGSA
for a Signficance Assessment of the Nurses Memorial Centre Historical Collection
An early Melbourne Model? A Diploma of Nursing at the University of Melbourne 1920-1945
PhD Scholarship Professional Aspirations and Consumer Expectations: Nurses, Midwives and Women's Health
School Of Health Sciences
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Oral History Association of Australia
Life Member; Board Director 2007-2010; Education Sub-Committee; History Sub-Committee Chair
Australian Nurses Memorial Centre
Member And History Community Of Interest Key Contact
Australian College of Nursing
American Association for the History of Nursing
Australian Historical Association
President 2017-2019; Vice-President 2014-2015; Conf Convenor 2017; Anzshm Councillor 2014; Vic Br. President 2014-16; Committee Mem 2009-Present
Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
Australian College of Midwives
Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne