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Dr

Madonna Grehan

Honorary
School Of Health Sciences
biography
practice
history
nursing
social conditions
maternity care
labour
war
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Dr

Madonna Grehan

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Women's Labour History
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Dr

Madonna Grehan

 

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. Via State Library Fellowships (CJ La Trobe Society, SLV, 2013) she has investigated the history of maternity care in Port Phillip/Victoria and (John Oxley Library, SLQ, 2015) studied the history of the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses in QLD. Dr Grehan is a member of the University of Melbourne's Central Human Research Ethics Committee. She is Immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. Madonna is a sought after speaker for community and family history events, for her expertise on the history of nursing and midwifery in Australia. In her spare time, Madonna is a volunteer, social-history tour guide at Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent, a role she commenced in 2006.

Projects

2018 Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Centre for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia USA for: The American connection: recruiting Australian nurses as ‘citizens of world nursing’ c.1885-1902 (USD $3,000) 2015 John Oxley Library Fellowship, State Library of Queensland for: 'Something tangible to show our gratitude’ - a History of Queensland's Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses ($20,000) 2013 CJ La Trobe Society Fellowship, State Library of Victoria for: Sarah Barfoot - an émigré gentlewoman midwife in Australia 1836-1881 (

2,500) 2011 Bequest Grant, Royal College of Nursing, Australia for: The Twelve Australian Army Nursing Service Nurses aboard the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur (
0,000) 2009 History of the University Unit Grant, The University of Melbourne for: An early Melbourne Model?: the Diploma of Nursing at the University of Melbourne, circa 1930 (
000) 2009 Significance Assessment, Community Heritage Grant for: the Collection of the Nurses Memorial Centre, Melbourne ($4000)

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses

2018

The American connection: recruiting Australian nurses as ‘citizens of world nursing’ c.1885-1902

University of Virginia (USA), Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship, USD $3000

2015

'Something tangible to show our gratitude’: a History of Queensland's Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses

John Oxley Library Fellowship, State Library of Queensland, $20,000

2014

Abbotsford Convent Melbourne Volunteer Social History Tour Guide

Yarra Council VIC, Australia Day Award Community Service

2013

An émigré gentlewoman midwife in Port Phillip and Victoria 1848-1880

CJ La Trobe Society Fellowship, State Library Victoria,
2,500

2011

The twelve Australian Army Nursing Service nurses of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur

Royal College of Nursing, Australia, RCNA Bequest Grant
0,000

2009

Highly Commended +$500, for 'Heroes or villains? midwives, nurses, and maternity care in mid-nineteenth century Australia', Traffic, Journal of UMGSA

University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association

2009

for a Signficance Assessment of the Nurses Memorial Centre Historical Collection

National Library of Australia, Community Heritage Grant

2009

An early Melbourne Model? A Diploma of Nursing at the University of Melbourne 1920-1945

University of Melbourne, History of the University Unit Grant

2001

PhD Scholarship Professional Aspirations and Consumer Expectations: Nurses, Midwives and Women's Health

ARC SPIRT University of Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

School Of Health Sciences

Honorary

Nursing

Member

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Member

Oral History Association of Australia

Life Member; Board Director 2007-2010; Education Sub-Committee; History Sub-Committee Chair

Australian Nurses Memorial Centre (Life Member, former Board Director)

Member And History Community Of Interest Key Contact

Australian College of Nursing

Member

American Association for the History of Nursing

Member

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

Member

Australian College of Midwives

Member

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Health Ethics

University of Melbourne