NEW culturally adapted resources available now
Our Vision
Our Vision
Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
People + Partners
People + Partners
Meet the network of people, organisations, and professional institutions driving research and program implementation across the Stillbirth CRE.
Our work
Our Work
Explore some of the latest Stillbirth CRE research projects, scientific studies, and educational campaigns on stillbirth prevention and care after stillbirth.
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View the latest news and events from the Stillbirth CRE and our collaborating partners.
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Our aim is to improve care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth
Leading national research, resources and evidence-based advice dedicated to preventing stillbirth and improving health and social outcomes for women.
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The Stillbirth CRE is the Western Pacific Regional Office of the International Stillbirth Alliance

What we do

Research
Australia's largest national collaboration of researchers, health professionals and parents researching stillbirth prevention and bereavement care.  
Education & Resources
We develop and provide evidence-based, collaboratively designed educational and informational resources for health professionals and parents.
Equity
We work with communities to identify gaps in care and to reduce the burden of stillbirth by addressing inequities.
Collaboration
We foster national, regional, and global collaboration as the Western Pacific Regional Office of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA).
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The difference we make

Why we developed the Safer Baby Bundle, which aims to reduce stillbirth rates by 20%
Over 2,200 babies are stillborn each year in Australia.
6 babies day in Australia are stillborn, which is higher than the national road toll.
The rate of stillbirth in Australia is higher than other high-income countries.
In many cases stillbirth is preventable and research shows 20-30% of stillbirths could be avoided.

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Join the team working together to reduce stillbirth in Australia

The Safer Baby Bundle consists of five elements designed to reduce stillbirth rates after 28 weeks’ gestation. The Stillbirth CRE has led the development of a bundle of care to address the priority evidence practice gaps in stillbirth prevention for implementation across maternity services for health professionals.

News and events

Stillbirth CRE's Pre Budget Submission
The Stillbirth CRE’s work, in close collaboration with a wide range of partners, is important to women and families and needs to continue, at scale. Our pre-budget submission builds on current work to ensure we're equipped to continue the research, [...]
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December 2023 Newsletter
As we wrap up another great year, we would like to take the opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation for your ongoing support throughout the year. We are so proud of what we have been able to achieve through the power of collaboration and a shared [...]
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Culturally-sensitive resources launched to address unacceptably high stillbirth rates
FIRST Nations women as well as migrant and refugee women from communities disproportionately impacted by stillbirth have been involved in co-designing new culturally appropriate pregnancy resources, to save the lives of babies in their own communities. [...]
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Our collaborating partners

Acknowledgement of Country

The Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and their ongoing custodianship. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country.
We acknowledge the diversity across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, language and practices and that it is vital that all health care services respectfully manage protocol and provide a culturally positive health care experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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