Sophia King

Research Midwife

Qualifications:

Master of Public Health, Charles Darwin University, 2019; Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Studies, Curtin University, 2010; Bachelor of Nursing, LaTrobe University, 2006

Location:

Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital

Biography:

Sophia is currently the research midwife on the PneuMatters research trial.

Sophia completed her Master of Public health by research with the Diabetes team at Menzies. She was invited to analyse and write up the findings of a large qualitative study exploring the perceptions of care for Australian First Nation women experiencing hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. This work resulted in Sophia’s first publication towards the end of 2020.

Sophia is soon to embark on the qualitative arm of the PneuMatters trial – exploring Aboriginal women’s perceptions of vaccines in pregnancy. Sophia maintains her clinical skills by regularly working on the maternity wards at both the public and private hospitals in Darwin.

Research Themes
  1. Kirkham, R; King, S; Graham, S; Boyle, J.A; Whitbread, C; Skinner, T; Rumbold, A & Maple-Brown, L. (2020). ‘No sugar’, ‘no junk food’, ‘do more exercise’ – moving beyond simple messages to improve the health of Aboriginal women with Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy in the Northern Territory – A phenomenological study. Women and Birth. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2020.10.003