I am a RN & RM with a long-standing passion for both midwifery and education. I have worked in many settings of midwifery over my 35 year long career as a midwife, from tertiary settings, family birth units and very small rural maternity units. I have a particular interest in midwifery-led, caseload, and continuity models of maternity care, and the positive impact midwives can have around the perinatal period for women, and their families.
I also have a special interest in safe, high quality and equitable healthcare provision in the rural and remote setting, and the particular challenges and needs for both the health consumer and health care provider, including -importantly - the vast inequality in health outcomes for indigenous Australians.
I also hold a Grad Dip Adult Education & Training from the University of Melbourne, Cert IV TAE, & Master of Education from RMIT, and have been a nursing and midwifery educator for many years, in both the clinical and tertiary setting.
I live in rural northeast Victoria where I love the beautiful environment here, and travel broadly across Australia as part of my role as remote educator for CRANAplus.
Academic Institute: Remote Clinical Educator for CRANAplus, holding the Maternity Courses Portfolio
Research Interests: Midwifery led & caseload midwifery, continuity of maternity care, rural and remote midwifery care
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