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Overview

Current Work

Leading strategic direction of Midwifery@Griffith.  

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Child birth fears
  • Childbearing
  • Childbirth
  • Family violence
  • Healthcare policy
  • Indigenous women
  • Maternal
  • Midwifery
  • Midwives
  • maternity

Subject Area Codes

  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery
  • Primary Health Care

Country Affiliations

  • Sweden

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 146 (Other: 146)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Panelist
    Assessor,   Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council,   2017,  
    Responsible for reviewing midwifery programs leading to registration as a midwife

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Strategic leadership of Bachelor of Midwifery, Primary Maternity Care programs (Grad Cert and Masters), postgraduate single courses of study. Co-created MOOC - Maternity Care: Building relationships really does save lives.  

Current and Past Courses

  • Knowing Midwifery (1501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1551NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1551NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Challenges in Practice (3501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Challenges in Practice (3771NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Challenges in Practice (3771NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Effect Commun for Midwives (1508NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Effect Commun for Midwives (1554NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Effect Commun for Midwives (1554NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Prep for Midwifery Practice (1503NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Prep for Midwifery Practice (1503NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Prep for Midwifery Practice (1553NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Prep for Midwifery Practice (1553NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1551NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Knowing Midwifery (1551NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Promoting Normal Birth (3774NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Maternal and Infant Wellbeing (2662NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Maternal and Infant Wellbeing (2662NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Mid Prac 3: Cmplx Mat & Newb C (2664NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Research Evid & Clin Practice (1507NRS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Research Evid & Clin Practice (1557NRS)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Life Science 2 for Midwives (2501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Pharm. & Prescribe. for Mid (8034NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Pharm. & Prescribe. for Mid (8034NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Life Science 2 for Midwives (2501NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Life Science 1 for Midwives (1506NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Life Science for Midwives (1556NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Pharm. & Prescribe. for Mid (8034NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Pharm. & Prescribe. for Mid (8034NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Complex Care & Pharmacology (2507NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Sciences of Infect & Disease (8845NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Life Science 1 for Midwives (1506NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Life Science for Midwives (1556NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, In Field, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Sciences of Infect & Disease (8845NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Complex Clinical Practice (2975NRS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Off Shore, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Infec Cntrl for Com & Pub Hlth (8853NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Contemp Infection Prevent Prac (8847NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Contemp Infection Prevent Prac (8847NRS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases (8846NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Sciences of Infect & Disease (8845NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Contemp Infection Prevent Prac (8847NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases (8846NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Sciences of Infect & Disease (8845NRS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Education and Training

  • BN Bachelor of Nursing, Flinders University of SA 1990
  • Dip App Sc Diploma in Applied Science, Queensland Uni of Technology 1987
  • MH Masters of Health, The University of Southern Qld 2000
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Griffith Unversity 2003

Awards and Honours

  • Churchill Fellowship, Winston Churchill Trust 2008 - 2008

Internal service roles

  • Member Academic Committee, Griffith University 2016 -

External service roles

  • Management Committee Member, Kingston East Neighbourhood Group (KENG) 2016 -
  • Chair and Director, Midwifery Maternity Provider Organisation Australia (MMPOA) 2015 -

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Metro South Health Service 2012 -
  • Visiting Professor, Gold Coast Health Service 2011 -

Professional memberships

  • ACM Member, Australian College of Midwives 1988 -