Dr Christine Andrews is a perinatal implementation science researcher. Her vision is to achieve substantive improvements in national maternity care standards through actioning effective and targeted evidence-based implementation strategies to embed best practice recommendations into maternity care. She has a research background in paediatric burn injury prevention, completing her PhD in 2018 through the University of Queensland with the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research. Prior to undertaking a research higher degree she worked as a veterinarian in private practice.
Post-PhD Dr Andrews joined the Stillbirth CRE as a Senior Research Assistant which enabled her to expand her research expertise from biomedical to clinical implementation science. Dr Andrews now works as a Postdoctoral Research Officer and is a key driver of the Safer Baby Bundle initiative, leading the national evaluation of its impact. Dr Andrews is team leader of the Stillbirth CRE’s Priority Area for Implementing Prevention Strategies working across projects to provide scalable interventions to enable health services to reduce the gap between what is known and what is done in maternity care to reduce stillbirth.