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BIO

Kirsten is a specialist obstetrician gynaecologist, with years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She joined the Midwifery@Griffith teaching team in 2012, focussing on anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and evidence-based practice. The writing of the midwifery prescribing course within the Masters of Primary Maternity care program was lead by Kirsten, and continues to be the most popular midwifery prescribing course in Australia. Kirsten has recently completed a PhD, focussing on the social effects of central fetal monitoring on the work of maternity clinicians. This research used Institutional Ethnography as the methodology. She has ongoing research interests in fetal monitoring, supporting physiological labour and birth, inter-professional power in maternity care and the social organisation of healthcare systems. Kirsten is available for Masters and PhD supervision. Please contact her directly for further information on postgraduate opportunities.

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

  • Lecturer
    Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gold Coast, Australia2012

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Lecturer
    Flinders University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, Australia2011 - 2012

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Locum Obstetrician Gynaecologist
    various, Australia2012
  • Project Officer
    Advanced Life Support Obstetrics, Australia2012 - 2012
  • Private Obstetric and Gynaecology Practice
    Self-employed, Nambour and Mackay, Australia2001 - 2011

DEGREES

  • Bachelor of Medical Science
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia1988 - 1989
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia1985 - 1991
  • Masters of Reproductive Medicine
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia2007 - 2008
  • Graduate Diploma of Health Research
    Griffith University, Logan, Australia2014 - 2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy - in progress
    Griffith University, Logan, Australia2017

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Fellow
    Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Australia1995 - 2001
    Other

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review

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