Roslyn Donnellan - Fernandez
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Roz is a registered midwife and member of the Australian College of Midwives (former national Vice-President) and Public Health Association Australia. She has been a midwife since 1993 and practised midwifery in public, private and community settings. Roz co-led implementation of the public caseload midwifery group practice model in South Australia 2003 – 2008 and has experience in teaching and curriculum development in undergraduate and post-graduate midwifery programs at three Australian universities. She has comprehensive experience across midwifery practice, education and regulation having served on a number of statutory, accreditation and professional organisations in former roles as National Director of Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council, National Midwifery Representative to Health Workforce Australia and Deputy Chair of the Nursing & Midwifery Board of South Australia. She has demonstrated active engagement for 2 decades with review of midwifery practice and education standards including strategic, policy and funding approaches to deliver reform of maternity services at local and national level. Roz has current Commonwealth Medicare and Midwifery Prescribing endorsement and former admitting / clinical privileges in SA public hospitals where she served as midwifery representative on the multidisciplinary Perinatal Mortality & Morbidity Committee and Maternal Mortality Sub-Committee for the Pregnancy Outcome Unit SA and on the Human Research Ethics Committee for WCHN. She is an invited member to Women’s Healthcare Australasia national Special Interest Groups for performance and efficiency, and Midwifery Group Practice and a national Midwifery Practice Reviewer with the Australian College of Midwives. In 2016 Roz completed her PhD, Midwifery Group Practice and Standard Hospital Care – a cost and resource study of women with complex pregnancy https://theses.flinders.edu.au/view/c1ad3c98-90fd-4d6a-8ae0-7af681b7158b/1 supported by a Midwifery Fellowship through the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation SA. She has published book chapters and journal articles, including contributions toward the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Midwifery textbook, Midwifery preparation for practice (2006) and revised editions (2010; 2015). She currently teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery courses, including the Primary Maternity Care suite of programs. Roslyn presents at national and international conferences and engages at national and international level as an active reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals. Roslyn’s research focus is on maternity reform, health funding and systems integration to improve public maternity services access and equity to continuity of midwifery models for vulnerable and under-served groups. Her recent work concentrates on cost analysis of midwifery care and maternity models. She is a member of Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative and actively engaged in developing population health tools to assist scale – up of midwifery models as a public health strategy.
- Doctor Of PhilosophyFlinders University, Australia
- Masters of Advanced Practice in Nursing (Women's Health)Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
- Bachelor of NursingFlinders University, Australia
- International Board Certified Lactation ConsultantInternational Board of Certified Lactation Consultants9 Oct 1998 - 29 Dec 2023IBCLC certification status - current (re-certification by examination every 5 years)
- Graduate Certificate in MidwiferyFlinders University, Adelaide, Australia16 Apr 2015Endorsed as qualified to prescribe schedule 2, 3, 4 and 8 medicines required for midwifery practice across pregnancy, labour, birth and post natal care, in accordance with relevant State and Territory legislation.
- Notation as an Eligible MidwifeNursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Australia16 Nov 2011Eligible midwife competent to provide pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care and qualified to provide the associated services and order diagnostic investigations required for midwifery practice, in accordance with relevant State and Territory legislation.
- Midwifery Certificate and Graduate Midwifery CertificateWomen's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia22 Mar 199424 months - hospital based programs
- Post-basic Psychiatric Nursing CourseGlenside Hospital, Adelaide, Australia22 Oct 199018 month institutional and community based mental health program
- General Nursing CertificateMackay Base Hospital, Mackay, Australia29 Apr 19873 year hospital based program, general nursing