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.
News + Events
News + events
View the latest news and events from the Stillbirth CRE and our collaborating partners.
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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 rates rose in Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown, despite dropping overall in past three years
When lockdowns began and medical appointments took a shift towards telehealth last year, researchers started watching the numbers very closely. Would telehealth be as good as face-to-face care? How much would a fear of getting infected with COVID-19 deter [...]
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Curtin Uni leads 'first large-scale examination' to tackle stillbirth in Aboriginal families
Curtin university researchers will be carrying out a first-of-its-kind examination of stillbirths amongAboriginal families in a project supported by the federal government. Led by Associate Professor Carrington Shepherd from the Curtin medical school, the [...]
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare publishes latest Australia's mothers and babies report
The health of both mothers and babies can have important life-long implications. In 2019, there were 303,054 babies born to 298,567 mothers in Australia. Explore the characteristics and health of mothers and their babies through interactive data [...]
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Our collaborating partners

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