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Kelly Prandl

Kelly Prandl

Kelly Prandl is a PhD Candidate in the School of Psychology. Prior to pursuing a career in Psychology she worked with Aboriginal women and families as a midwife and child health nurse. Over the last 8years, Kelly has managed the Aboriginal health program in Community and Child Health Service, completed her Bachelor of Psychology degree (with Honours) and established the Boodjari Yorgas Antenatal Clinic at Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital, an outreach targeted antenatal program for Indigenous familes. In 2007 she was awarded the Midwifery Fellowship to explore models of antenatal care for Indigenous women.

Kelly's passion and interest in women's mental health during pregnancy and the early relationship between mothers and infants has led to her PhD thesis topic.

Project:

Exploration of Nyoongar women's explanatory model of stress during pregnancy and the development of a culturally sensitive assessment tool

Grants received