Frances Boyle (Social Science Researcher, Australia)
Associate Professor Fran Boyle is a social scientist and health services researcher at the University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research. Fran’s background is in psychology and public health and her research focuses on people’s lived experiences of health, health services and the health system. Fran is a Principal Investigator with the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE) where she co-leads the Care after Stillbirth program. She is committed to improving outcomes for women and families following the death of a baby through the implementation and evaluation of best practice parent-centred perinatal bereavement care in hospital and community settings. Her longstanding involvement in this area began following the death of her first daughter soon after birth. Fran has been closely involved in developing the newly released update of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Guideline for Respectful and Supportive Perinatal Bereavement Care.