Leading national research, resources and evidence-based advice dedicated to preventing stillbirth and improving health and social outcomes for women.
The Stillbirth CRE is the largest government funded collaborative research group, dedicated to the generation of new knowledge and implementation of best clinical practice in prevention and care after stillbirth in Australia.
Evidence. We build, promote and disseminate best practice evidence for prevention and care after stillbirth.
Parent-centred. Co-designed and parent-led processes are central and integral to the work we do, including the formulation, implementation, evaluation and impact of programs and research.
Equity. We focus our attention on populations with high incidences of stillbirth in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migrant and refugee, and rural and remote communities. Prevention and bereavement work must be adapted to differing situations and needs to ensure best possible outcomes.
Collaboration and sharing. We collaborate with experts across diverse fields, including research groups, government agencies, parent-based organisations and professional colleges, to ensure effective knowledge transfer and sustained change.
Building trust. People succeed where they work together for a common good. Trusting one another to act with integrity and commitment demands compassion, honesty, transparency and respect.
Our key goals are influenced by our guiding principles and steer the work of the Stillbirth CRE every day.
We undertake scientific research to generate new knowledge that leads to improved health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies.
We seek out partnerships with key Indigenous organisations and groups to support the development and dissemination of prevention strategies across Australia
To ensure a strong health and medical research workforce in Australia, equipped with the skills to take on the complex issue of stillbirth and to address other serious adverse pregnancy outcomes and quality of care, we provide opportunities for PhD students and early career researchers (ECRs) to acquire research, clinical and/or other professional skills in an interdisciplinary environment. We are committed to providing avenues for ECRs with demonstrated leadership potential to develop their research skills and essential components of leadership needed to carry on the Stillbirth CRE legacy.
To position ourselves as Australia’s most reliable, trusted source of information on stillbirth prevention and care, we recognise the importance of sharing information and raising awareness
We are committed to our international collaborations to strengthen our program and improve outcomes beyond Australia, focusing on the Western Pacific region as part of our role with the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA)