• The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Sharon Perrella is a Research Fellow at the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group, UWA. Sharon has a  clinical background with a special interest in preterm breastfeeding and milk production. Since PhD graduation Sharon has used ultrasound and intraoral vacuum measurement to examine sucking dynamics and suck-swallow-breathe coordination, while her current work focuses on the identification and management of women at risk of reduced breastfeeding duration. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, PhD (distinction), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 10 Mar 2015

Child, Adolescent & Family Health Nursing, Grad Cert Health, Flinders University

Award Date: 6 Mar 2006

MSc, Curtin University

Award Date: 23 Jul 2002

Neonatal Intensive Care, PGradDipClinNsg, Curtin University

Award Date: 20 Feb 1996

Nursing, BAppSc, Curtin University

Award Date: 23 Jul 1991

Research expertise keywords

  • breastfeeding
  • human milk
  • preterm infant


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