Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
Project Manager

Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley

BSc (HIM) PhD

medicine-health
Centre for Big Data Research

Natasha Donnolley is a Project Manager and Certified Health Information Manager at the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit. The NPESU is a leading national agency of information and research in pregnancy, childbirth and the neonatal period, and is a joint unit of the School of Women’s and Children’s Health and the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. 

Natasha has been involved in a range of national data development projects since commencing at the NPESU in 2011, and led the development of the world-first Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS) for the Commonwealth Department of Health as part of the National Maternity Data Development Project. Natasha has co-authored a number of national epidemiological reports, including the first Perinatal deaths in Australia report in 2016. In additional to her professional responsibilities, Natasha is also a leading consumer advocate and representative in maternal and perinatal health, providing advice on state and national committees.

Natasha recently completed her PhD in the School of Women's and Children's Health, validating the Maternity Care Classification System.

Location
Level 4, Lowy Research Centre

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Crowther S; Ross-Davie M; Davis D; Donnolley N, 2019, 'Ways of Providing Midwifery Continuity of Care', in Homer C; Leap N; Brodie P; Sandall J (ed.), Midwifery Continuity of Care A Practical Guide, Elsevier, pp. 53 - 73
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Dahlen H, 2014, 'Grief and loss during childbearing - the crying times', in Pairman S; Pincombe J; Thorogood C; Tracy S (ed.), Midwifery: preparation for practice, edn. 3rd, Elsevier, Sydney, pp. 1203 - 1223
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Austin MP; Ambrosi TL; Reilly N; Croft M; Hutchinson J; Donnolley N; Mihalopoulos C; Chatterton ML; Chambers GM; Sullivan E; Knox C; Xu F; Highet N; Morgan VA, 2021, 'Patterns of psychiatric admission in Australian pregnant and childbearing women', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-021-02137-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Coates D; Donnolley N; Foureur M; Henry A, 2021, 'Inter-hospital and inter-disciplinary variation in planned birth practices and readiness for change: a survey study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 21, pp. 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03844-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Dominiek C; Amanda H; Georgina C; Repon P; Angela M; Teena C; Donnolley N, 2021, 'Exploring variation in the performance of planned birth: A mixed method study', Midwifery, vol. 98, pp. 102988 - 102988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102988
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Dominiek C; Natasha D; Foureur M; Spear V; Amanda H, 2021, 'Exploring unwarranted clinical variation: The attitudes of midwives and obstetric medical staff regarding induction of labour and planned caesarean section', Women and Birth, vol. 34, pp. 352 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.07.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Coates D; Donnolley N; Foureur M; Henry A, 2021, 'Women's experiences of decision-making and attitudes in relation to induction of labour: A survey study', Women and Birth, vol. 34, pp. e170 - e177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.02.020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Coates D; Donnolley N; Thirukumar P; Lainchbury A; Spear V; Henry A, 2021, 'Women’s experiences of decision-making and beliefs in relation to planned caesarean section: A survey study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 61, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13255
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Coates D; Donnolley N; Foureur M; Thirukumar P; Henry A, 2021, 'Factors associated with women's birth beliefs and experiences of decision-making in the context of planned birth: A survey study', Midwifery, vol. 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102944
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Coates D; Donnolley N; Henry A, 2021, 'The Attitudes and Beliefs of Australian Midwives and Obstetricians About Birth Options and Labor Interventions', Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, vol. 66, pp. 161 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13168
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Andrews CJ; Ellwood D; Middleton PF; Homer CSE; Reinebrant HE; Donnolley N; Boyle FM; Gordon A; Nicholl M; Morris J; Gardener G; Davies-Tuck M; Wallace EM; Flenady VJ, 2020, 'Survey of Australian maternity hospitals to inform development and implementation of a stillbirth prevention ‘bundle of care’', Women and Birth, vol. 33, pp. 251 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.06.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    D'Souza R; Villani L; Hall C; Seyoum M; Kingdom J; Krznaric M; Donnolley N; Javid N, 2020, 'Core outcome set for studies on pregnant women with vasa previa (COVasP): A study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e034018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley N; Chambers G; Butler-Henderson K; Chapman M; Sullivan E, 2019, 'A validation study of the Australian Maternity Care Classification System', Women and Birth, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.161
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Botha W; Donnolley N; Shanahan M; Norman RJ; Chambers GM, 2019, 'Societal preferences for fertility treatment in Australia: a stated preference discrete choice experiment', Journal of Medical Economics, vol. 22, pp. 95 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13696998.2018.1549055
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Hilder L; Flenady V; Ellwood D; Donnolley N; Chambers GM, 2019, 'Improving, But Could Do Better: Trends in Gestation-Specific Stillbirth in Australia, 1994–2015', Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, vol. 74, pp. 255 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ogx.0000000000000676
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Hilder L; Flenady V; Ellwood D; Donnolley N; Chambers G, 2018, 'Improving, but could do better: Trends in gestation-specific stillbirth in Australia, 1994-2015.', Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, vol. 32, pp. 487 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12508
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Botha W; Donnolley N; Shanahan M; Chambers GM, 2018, 'Assessment of the societal and individual preferences for fertility treatment in Australia: Study protocol for stated preference discrete choice experiments', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020509
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Chambers GM; Butler-Henderson KA; Chapman MG; Sullivan EA, 2017, 'More than a name: Heterogeneity in characteristics of models of maternity care reported from the Australian Maternity Care Classification System validation study', Women and Birth, vol. 30, pp. 332 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.01.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley N; Butler-Henderson K; Chapman M; Sullivan E, 2016, 'The development of a classification system for maternity models of care', Health Information Management Journal, vol. 45, pp. 64 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1833358316639454
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley, N; Halliday LE; Oyelese Y, 2013, 'Vasa Praevia: a descriptive review of existing literature and the evolving role of ultrasound in prenatal screening', Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM), vol. 16, pp. 71 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2013.tb00168.x
  • Reports | 2016
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Monk A; Harris K; Donnolley NR; Hilder L; Humphrey M; Gordon A; Chambers G, 2016, Perinatal deaths in Australia, 1993-2012, AIHW, Canberra, Perinatal deaths series no. 1. Cat. no. PER 86, https://npesu.unsw.edu.au/surveillance-reports
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Sullivan EA; Hilder L, 2014, Nomenclature for models of maternity care: literature review, July 2012 - Foundations for enhanced maternity data collection and reporting in Australia: National Maternity Data Development Project Stage 1, AIHW, Canberra, Cat. no. PER 62
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Li Z, 2012, Perinatal National Minimum Data Set compliance evaluation 2006 to 2009, AIHW National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Sydney, Perinatal statistics series no. 26. Cat. no. PER 54, http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422546
  • Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley N, 2019, A validation study of the Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS), UNSW Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley N; Chambers G; Butler-Henderson K; Chapman M; Sullivan E, 2017, 'The Maternity Care Classification System - A validated system for classifying models of care', in WOMEN AND BIRTH, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, pp. 11 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.08.029
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Chambers GM; Chapman M; Butler-Henderson K; Sullivan E, 2016, 'The Maternity Care Classification System: a more accurate way of defining models of care than by name alone', presented at International Normal Labour and Birth Conference, Sydney, 11 October 2016 - 13 October 2016
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley N; Chapman M; Sullivan E; Butler-Henderson K, 2015, 'Variations in models of care in NSW - Results from the MaCCS validation study making a difference to women', in WOMEN AND BIRTH, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Vol. 28, pp. S13 - S13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2015.07.051
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Chapman M; Sullivan EA; Butler-Henderson K, 2015, 'Variations in models of care in NSW – Results from the MaCCS validation study making a difference to women', presented at Super Midwives - Making a Difference, Australian College of Midwives, 19th Biennial Conference, Gold Coast, 05 October 2015 - 08 October 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2015.07.051
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Horey D; Flenady V; Sullivan E, 2014, 'Engaging consumers as partners in perinatal research - the future is consumer-focussed', Perth, WA, Australia, presented at PSANZ 18th Annual Conference 2014, Perth, WA, Australia, 06 April 2014 - 10 April 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Butler-Henderson K; Sullivan E, 2014, 'A road freshly paved: the development and validation of a classification system for maternity models of care.', in A road freshly paved: the development and validation of a classification system for maternity models of care., 31st Annual HIMAA and NCCH National Conference, Darwin, presented at 31st Annual HIMAA and NCCH National Conference, Darwin, 07 October 2014 - 09 October 2014, http://www.himaa.org.au/2014/Presentations/presentations_2014.htm
    Conference Posters | 2013
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR; Hilder L, 2013, 'The Development of the National Maternity Information Matrix', Adelaide, SA, Australia, presented at 17th Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), Adelaide, SA, Australia, 01 April 2013 - 05 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12133
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Natasha Ruth Donnolley
    Donnolley NR, 2013, 'Developing a nomenclature for maternity models of care in Australia', in Women and Birth, Elsevier, Hobart, Tas, Australia, pp. S4 - S5, presented at Australian College of Midwives 18th Biennial Conference 2013: Life, Art & Science in Midwifery, Hobart, Tas, Australia, 01 October 2013 - 04 October 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.232

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