Karleen Gribble BRurSc PhD
Karleen Gribble is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Her interests include infant and young child feeding in emergencies, regulation of the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, child rights, adoption reform, and treatment of infants within child protection, immigration detention, and criminal justice systems. Karleen passionately advocates for recognition of the importance of mothers to their infants and works to create environments that support breastfeeding and the mother-infant relationship, particularly in situations of adversity. Karleen is Project lead on the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s Community Protection for Infants and Young Children in Bushfires Project. This Australian-first initiative has conducted research on the experiences of caregivers of infants and young children during the Black Summer Bushfires and is working with organisations in Eurobodalla on the NSW South Coast to plan and prepare to support very young children in future bushfires. She is also an Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Educator and Counsellor.