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Dr Licqurish is a Research Fellow in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University. She works closely with Professor Johnson who is the Vivienne Bullwinkle Chair of Palliative Care and the Research Director, Associate Professor Bugeja. Dr Licqurish is a nurse and midwife with a PhD. She is honoured to be work with the team of researchers and academics at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University. Dr Licqurish's primary research expertise is in qualitative research methods and her post-doctoral research has moved into risk prediction and implementation science.

Our current projects aim to evaluate and implement quality care to improve ‘End of Life’ care, ‘Residential Aged Care’, ‘Dignity in Residential Aged Care’, ‘Humanitarian’ and ‘Palliative Care Services’. Along with her work with Professor’s Johnson and Bugeja, she leads research into interventions for prediction and timely diagnosis of postpartum haemorrhage, where she collaborates with the Monash Professor of Obstetrics and Midwifery and Monash IT Professor who specialises in Artificial Intelligence in health.

Dr Licqurish is also passionate about interventions to reduce perinatal morbidity in LMIC countries and supervise a PhD student project which is developing a pathway for management of hypertension in primary care in Indonesia. She also supervises another PhD student, who is examining truth-telling of serious illness to children and a Masters student who is looking at care of people on the organ donation pathway.

Dr Licqurish’s post-doctoral research experience is broad, and represents her dedication to caring, including; cancer diagnosis and symptom appraisal in primary care, improving health and cancer detection in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, women’s health and midwifery practice and end of life care decision making, dignity, and care provision. She has led systematic reviews about communication with cancer patients, cultural beliefs about cancer and community health workers in LMICs to name a few. Dr Licqurish has worked on a project developing a cancer symptom awareness campaign for Vietnamese Australians. and has led culturally diverse program evaluations of a cancer organisation and has been involved in various programs of research around cancer awareness and prevention in culturally diverse populations. She has also worked alongside researchers working the primary care setting. 

Whilst completing her PhD, Dr Licqurish was a midwifery lecturer and clinical midwife, in hospitals and at homebirths. She has taught midwifery subjects, qualitative research methods to medical, Masters and Honours students and supervised a medical student project to completion and currently supervises two PhD students. 


  • Palliative Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Implementation science
  • Midwifery
  • Perinatal care
  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Health Services Research
  • Qualitative methodology

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Review Article
  • 1 Comment / Debate

Developing management pathways for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in Indonesian primary care: A study protocol

Ekawati, F. M., Licqurish, S., Emilia, O., Gunn, J., Brennecke, S. & Lau, P., 1 Feb 2019, In : Reproductive Health. 16, 1, 10 p., 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Cancer beliefs in ethnic minority populations: a review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies

Licqurish, S., Phillipson, L., Chiang, P., Walker, J., Walter, F. & Emery, J., 1 Jan 2017, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 26, 1, 13 p., e12556.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Patients’ experience of using primary care services in the context of Indonesian universal health coverage reforms

Ekawati, F. M., Claramita, M., Hort, K., Furler, J., Licqurish, S. & Gunn, J., 21 Mar 2017, In : Asia Pacific Family Medicine. 16, 1, 10 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

'Risk or Right': A discourse analysis of midwifery and obstetric colleges' homebirth position statements

Licqurish, S. & Evans, A., 1 Mar 2016, In : Nursing Inquiry. 23, 1, p. 86-94 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cancer risk assessment tools in primary care: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Walker, J. G., Licqurish, S., Chiang, P., Pirotta, M. & Emery, J. D., 1 Sep 2015, In : Annals of Family Medicine. 13, 5, p. 480-489 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access