Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stillbirth Fellow, Perinatal Epidemiologist

Tragically each year more than 2,100 Australian babies are stillborn. My research combines population-based and clinical epidemiological studies with discovery science research to reduce the rate of stillbirth and support improvements in clinical care.

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Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck receives Stillbirth Foundation Australia award.

Areas of interest


Research group

Epidemiology and Clinical Trials


Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck is an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stillbirth Fellow. She obtained her PhD from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in 2010 where she worked on a number of large prospective cohort studies developing epidemiological and bio-statistical expertise.

Dr Davies-Tuck joined The Ritchie Centre in 2012 and in 2014 was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Research to undertake research to address disparities in poor pregnancy outcomes among migrant women in Victoria. This work resulted in changes to clinical care that have lowered the rates of stillbirth in women of South Asian background at Monash Health.

Dr Davies-Tuck currently leads a research program that combines population-based and clinical epidemiological studies with discovery science research to improve maternity care and outcomes for women and their babies. She has a particular focus on addressing disparities in stillbirth rates seen in migrant and refugee women in Victoria, understanding drivers of preterm stillbirth, randomised controlled trials to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes, assessing the effectiveness of current antenatal and intrapartum interventions and improving access and safety of homebirth.

Dr Davies-Tuck also has an established collaboration with Safer Care Victoria, the lead quality improvement agency for the state, where she has a secondment to undertake research that aligns with department of health priorities and her research interests as well as develop state guidance and policies.

Dr Davies-Tuck is an executive member of the NHMRC CRE Stillbirth and the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Interdisciplinary Maternal Perinatal Australasian Collaborative Trials (PSANZ-IMPACT) network as well as sitting on the scientific advisory board for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia.

PhD Students

Kirstin Street: Understanding the drivers of preterm stillbirth

Current Collaborators

Professor Euan Wallace, Monash University and Department of Health
Professor Ben Mol, Monash University
Professor Vicki Flenady, NHMRC CRE Stillbirth and The Mater, QLD
Professor Tanya Farrell, Safer Care Victoria
Professor Caroline Homer, Burnet Institute
Dr Kirsten Palmer, Monash University & Monash Women’s, Monash Health
Professor Caroline Gargett, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Dr Stacey Ellery, Hudson Institute of Medical Research


Putting theory into practice to reduce stillbirth
Reducing preterm stillbirth
Homebirth or hosptial? Study weighs up the evidence