Associated publication titles
- Designing out the Fear Cascade to increase the likelihood of normal birth (opens external site)
- Examining the content validity of the birthing unit design spatial evaluation tool within a woman-centred framework
- The relationship between birth unit design and safe, satisfying birth: Developing a hypothetical model (opens external site)
- Birth territory and midwifery guardianship: Theory for practice, education and research
- Creating birth space to enable undisturbed birth, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory for practice, education and research
- Mindbodyspirit architecture, Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship: Theory for practice, education and research
- Theorising the relationship between birth unit design and the communication patterns of labouring women and their maternity care providers
- Developing the Birthing Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool (BuDSET) (PDF, 238KB) in Australia: A qualitative study
- Testing the birth unit design spatial evaluation tool (BUDSET) in Australia: a pilot study
- Hardware and software implications for birth unit design: a midwifery perspective, Midwifery, 2013 (opens external site)
- Methodological insights from a study using video-ethnography to conduct interdisciplinary research in the study of birth unit design, 2015 (opens external site)
- ‘An interdisciplinary approach to exploring the influence of design on the care of women during labour and birth’, Health Environments Design Conference, Brisbane, 14 July
Fenwick, J. & Foureur, M.
- ‘Neuroscience and Birth Environment’, Reimagining Birth, International Research Symposium, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, UK, 2nd July
- ‘Normalising Birth: Culture and Environment’, Normal Birth conference at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 3 June
Leap, N. & Foureur, M.
- ‘Exploring the influence of Birth Unit Design on communication in maternity care’, UTS: Midwifery as Primary Healthcare, Graduate Diploma class, Course Number 92631, Guest presenter, Sydney, 23 May
Harte, J.D. & Foureur, M.
- ‘Evidence based research for effective modernisation of birthing units’, Australian Healthcare Week 2013 Future proofing healthcare delivery, Sydney, 25 – 27 February
- ‘Understanding the Birthing Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool (BUDSET)’, Forbes, I.
15th Annual Health Facilities Planning & Design Summit, Sydney, 5 December
- ‘Does current Birth Unit Design meet the needs of women during labour and birth?’, Foureur, M.
Mater Mothers Hospital, Research Seminar, Brisbane, 28 November
- ‘Birth Unit Design in the Australian Health System’, Harte, J.D., & Foureur, M.
Chinese Delegates Training Program on Hospital Management, Australia-China Relationship Association, UTS, Sydney, 19 September
- 'Exploring the influence of design on communication in maternity care’, Harte, J.D., & Foureur, M.
Australian College of Midwives, NSW branch, Labour and birth one day seminar, ‘Something old/something new’, Sydney, 6 July
- ‘Exploring the influence of design on communication in maternity care’, Leap, N., & Foureur, M.
International Association People-Environment Studies: IAPS2012 Conference, Glasgow, 24-29 June
- ‘Evidenced based health facility design: Research to inform the design of birth settings’, Fenwick, J.
Gold Coast Health & Medical Research Conference 2011, Griffith Health Institute. Gold Coast, Sea World Resort, 1– 2 December.
- ‘Creating optimal birth space: How physical and psychological environments impact on the health of mothers and babies’, Foureur, M.
Home Birth Aotearoa National Conference, 2011: Today’s choices tomorrow’s parents; Bridging hearts, homes and humanity, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 28-30 October
- ‘Design briefs for birthing units are not all black and white’, in K. Fahy (ed), Pandolfo, B. & Verghese, G.
Women and Birth, Journal of the Australian College of Midwives, proceedings of the Australian College of Midwives 17th National Conference, 2011: A Midwifery Odyssey, Sydney, pp. S33-S34.