Marion Hunter

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Senior Lecturer

Email: marion.hunter@aut.ac.nz

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (1995 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • MA (Hons 1st class), Massey University
  • Doctor of Health Science, Auckland University of Technology
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching and Education, Auckland Institute of Technology

Overview:

My research focus is place of birth, outcomes according to birthplace and sustainability. I graduated as a Doctor of Health Science in December 2017 with my Thesis titled " What enables, safeguards and sustains midwives who provide labour care in primary units in Aotearoa - New Zealand". My research field includes quantitative and qualitative studies related to place of birth and midwifery models of care. From my masters study that compared how midwives worked in primary and secondary/tertiary units, I was invited to join the NZ Birthplace collaboration that published outcomes according to birthplace. I am a researcher in the Midwifery and Women's health research centre and participate in joint publications including the UK/AUT collaborative study.

Research interests:

Place of Birth, Outcomes according to Birthplace, Sustainability, Prescribing in practice, Models of care, Midwifery education.

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Hunter, M., Smythe, E., & Spence, D. (2018). Confidence: Fundamental to midwives providing labour care in freestanding midwifery-led units. Midwifery, 66, 176-181. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.08.016

  • Gilkison, A., McAra-Couper, J., Fielder, A., Hunter, M., & Austin, D. (2017). The Core of the core: What is at the heart of hospital core midwifery practice in New Zealand?. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 53. doi:10.12784/nzcomjnl53.2017

  • Hunter, M., Crowther, S., McAra-Couper, J., Gilkison, A., MacGregor, D., & Gunn, J. (2016). Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 52. doi:10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55

  • Crowther, S., Hunter, B., McAra-Couper, J., Warren, L., Gilkison, A., Hunter, M., . . . Kirkham, M. (2016). Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: A discussion paper. Midwifery, 40. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005

  • Smythe, E., Hunter, M., Gunn, J., Crowther, S., McAra-Couper, J., Wilson, S., & Payne, D. (2016). Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: A philosophical analysis. Midwifery, 37. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012

  • Gilkison, A., McAra-Couper, J., Gunn, J., Crowther, S., Hunter, M., Macgregor, D., & Hotchin, C. (2015). Midwifery practice arrangements which sustain caseloading lead maternity carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 51. doi:10.12784/nzcomjnl51.2015.2.11-16

  • Gilkison, A., McAra-Couper, J., Gunn, J., Crowther, C., Hunter, M., Macgregor, D., & Hotchin, C. (2015). Midwifery practice arrangements which sustain caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 51. Retrieved from https://www.midwife.org.nz/resources-events/nzcom-journal/issue-51/

  • McAra-Couper, J., Gilkison, A., Crowther, S., Hunter, M., Hotchin, C., & Gunn, J. (2014). Partnership and reciprocity with women sustain Lead Maternity Carer midwives in practice. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 49. doi:10.12784/nzcomjnl49.2014.5.29-33

  • McAra-Couper, J., Gilkison, A., Crowther, S., Hunter, M., Hotchin, C., & Gunn, J. (2014). Partnership and reciprocity with women sustain lead maternity carer midwives in practice. Journal- New Zealand College of Midwives, 49. doi:10.12784/nzcomjnl49.2014.5.29-33

  • Davis, D., Baddock, S., Pairman, S., Hunter, M. F., Benn, C., Anderson, J., . . . Herbison, P. (2012). Risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage in low-risk childbearing women in New Zealand: Exploring the effect of place of birth and comparing third stage management of labour. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 39(2). doi:10.1111/j.1523-536X.2012.00531.x

  • Davis, D., Baddock, S., Pairman, S., Hunter, M., Benn, C., Wilson, D., . . . Herbison, P. (2011). Planned place of birth in New Zealand: does it affect mode of birth and intervention rates among low-risk women?. Birth, 38(2). doi:10.1111/j.1523-536X.2010.00458.x

  • Hunter, M., Pairman, S., Benn, C., Baddock, S., Davis, D., Dixon, L., & Anderson, J. (2011). Do low risk women actually birth in their planned place of birth and does ethnicity influence women's choice of birthplace?. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 44. Retrieved from http://www.midwife.org.nz/index.cfm/3,114,279/nzcom-journal-44.pdf

  • Gilkison, A., Crowther, S., & Hunter, M. (2011). Comment on the Evers et al., (2010) Perinatal mortality and severe morbidity in low and high risk term pregnancies in the Netherlands. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 44. Retrieved from http://www.midwife.org.nz/index.cfm/3,114,279/nzcom-journal-44.pdf

  • Crowther, S., Gilkison, A., & Hunter, M. (2010). Comment on the Wax et al., (2010) meta-analysis of home vs. hospital birth. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 43.

  • Earl, D., & Hunter, M. (2006). Keeping birth normal: Midwives' experiences in a tertiary obstetric setting. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 34.

  • Barlow, K. A., Hunter, M., Conroy, C., & Lennan, M. (2004). An evaluation of the midwifery services at a New Zealand community maternity unit (birth centre). New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 31.

  • Barlow, A., Hardie, A., Holland, D., Hunter, M., McAra Couper, J., & Berman, S. (2002). Midwifery decision making and management of the third stage of labour.. New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 27.

Book chapters

  • Davis, D., & Hunter, M. (2015). The place of birth. In S. Pairman, S. K. Tracy, C. Thorogood, & J. Pincombe (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice (pp. 132-156). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Hunter, M., & Gunn, J. (2015). Pharmacology and prescribing. In S. Pairman, S. K. Tracy, C. Thorogood, & J. Pincombe (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for practice (pp. 858-890). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier. Retrieved from https://www.elsevierhealth.com.au/midwifery-9780729541749.html

  • McAra-Couper, J., & Hunter, M. (2014). Midwifery. In V. Wright-St Clair, D. A. Reid, S. Shaw, & J. Ramsbotham (Eds.), Evidence-based health practice (pp. 411-423). Oxford University Press.

  • McAra-Couper, J., & Hunter, M. (2014). Midwifery. In V. Wright-St. Clair, D. A. Reid, S. Shaw, & J. Ramsbotham (Eds.), Evidence-based health practice (pp. 411-423). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Cowan, F. J., Smythe, E., & Hunter, M. (2011). Women's lived experiences of severe early onset preeclampsia: A hermeneutic analysis. In G. Thomson, F. Dykes, & S. Downe (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth: Phenomenological Approaches. Oxford: Routledge. Retrieved from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415575027/

  • Hunter, M., & Gunn, J. (2010). Pharmacology and Prescribing. In S. Pairman, S. Tracy, C. Thorogood, & J. Pincombe (Eds.), Midwifery preparation for practice (pp. 654-676). Sydney: Elsevier.

  • Foureur, M., & Hunter, M. (2010). The place of birth. In S. Pairman, S. Tracy, C. Thorogood, & J. Pincombe (Eds.), Midwifery preparation for practice (pp. 104-126). Sydney: Elsevier.

  • Hunter, M., & Gunn, J. (2006). Pharmacology and prescribing. In S. Pairman, J. Pincombe, C. Thorogood, & S. Tracy (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for Practice (pp. 524-542). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

  • Foureur, M., & Hunter, M. (2006). The place of birth, Midwifery. In Preparation for Practice (pp. 94-111). Sydney, Australia.

  • Hunter, M. (2003). Autonomy, clinical freedom and responsibility. In M. Kirkham (Ed.), Birth centres: A social model for maternity care (pp. 239-247). China: Elsevier Science Limited.

Conference contributions

  • Armour, S., Gilkison, A., & Hunter, M. (2018). The lived experience of midwives caring for women facing termination of pregnancy in the late second and third trimester. In Women and Birth Vol. 31 (pp. S14). Perth: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.048

  • Hunter, M., & Smythe, E. (2016). What enables, safeguards and sustains midwives who provide intrapartum care in primary maternity units. In New Zealand College of Midwives Biannual conference. Auckland.

  • McAra-Couper, J., Gilkison, A., Crowther, S., Hunter, M., & Gunn, J. (2014). Sustainable lead maternity care (LCM) midwifery practice: What sustains case loading midwives in New Zealand. In International Congress of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress. Prague.

  • McAra-Couper, J., Gilkison, A., Gunn, J., Hunter, M., Crowther, S., McGregor, D., & Hotchin, C. (2012). Sustainable Lead Maternity Care (LMC) midwifery practice: What sustains LMC midwives in practice in New Zealand. In 12th Biennial New Zealand College of Midwives Conference. Wellington.

  • Hunter, M. (2006). Guarding normal birth in primary units and being safe. In Women and Midwives: Conscious Guardians, 9th Biennial National Conference. Christchurch.

  • Hunter, M. (2004). Additional skills for practising midwifery in primary units. [Abstract]. In The New Zealand College of Midwives 8th Biennial National Conference proceedings (pp. 297-298). : New Zealand College of Midwives.

  • Barlow, A., Conroy, C., Hunter, M., & Lennan, M. (2003). Evaluation of the Papakura maternity unit. In Women's Health Service Conference. Auckland.

  • Barlow, A., Hunter, M., Conroy, C., & Lennan, M. (2003). Midwifery practice in a small community maternity hospital in New Zealand. [Abstract].. In Abstracts for Joan Donley Research Forum. : New Zealand College of Midwives.

  • Hunter, M. (2002). The skills needed to provide optimal birthing in primary maternity units.. In River Ridge Birth Seminars for Midwives. Hamilton.

  • Hunter, M. (2002). Prescribing issues with midwives and nurses.. In River Ridge Birth Seminar for Midwives. Hamilton.

  • Hunter, M. (2002). Prescribing issues for midwives and nurses. In AUT Midwifery and South Auckland Health Women's Health Service Conference. Auckland.

  • Hunter, M. (2002). What are the issues for new prescribers.. In AUT and Waitemata District Health Board Conference for Nurses and Midwives. .

  • Barlow, A., Hardie, A., Holland, D., Hunter, M., McAra Couper, J., & Berman, S. (2002). Third stage of labour: A New Zealand perspective. In AUT and Waitemata District Health Board Conference for Nurses and Midwives. .

  • Barlow, A., Hardie, A., Holland, D., Hunter, M., McAra Couper, J., & Berman, S. (2002). Midwifery decision-making and management of the third stage of labour.. In New Zealand College of Midwives 7th Biennal National Conference. .

  • Hunter, M. (2001). The differences in providing intrapartum midwifery care in a small maternity unit as compared with a large hospital. In Research Conference for Midwives. Wellington.

  • Hunter, M. (2000). The experience of independent midwives providing intrapartum care in small and large hospitals. In Auckland University of Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research, Scholarship and Practice Conference. Auckland.

  • Hunter, M. (2000). Differences between providing intrapartum care in small maternity units as compared with large obstetric hospitals. In New Zealand College of Midwives 6th National Conference. Cambridge.

Reports

  • Barlow, A., Hunter, M., Lennan, M., Conroy, C., & Zwier, G. (2003). An evaluation of the midwifery services at Papakura maternity unit. Auckland, NZ.

Theses

  • Hunter, M. (2017). What enables, safeguards and sustains midwives who provide labour care in primary units in Aotearoa-New Zealand. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/10933

  • Hunter, M. (2017). What enables, safeguards and sustains midwives who provide labour care in primary units in Aotearoa-New Zealand. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/10933

  • Hunter, M. (2001). Autonomy, clinical freedom and responsibility: The paradoxes of providing intrapartum midwifery care in a small maternity unit as compared with a large hospital. (Massey University, New Zealand).

Oral presentations

  • Gilkison, A., McAra- Couper, J., Hunter, M., Austin, D., & Fielder, A. (2016). Sustainable core midwifery practice in New Zealand. Auckland.

  • Hunter, M., Smythe, E., & Spence, D. (2016). What safeguards labour care provided by midwives in primary maternity units in Aotearoa new Zealand. South Campus, Manukau, New Zealand..