I have been a practicing midwife since 2006 working as a LMC, Core and Clinical Midwife Educator. My interest in women’s health was ignited following the birth of my first child nearly 27 years ago at home. Relevant positions I have held are Home Birth Antenatal Educator, Coordinator of the Wellington Home Birth Association and Wellington NZCOM positions include: Consumer Representative on Resolutions Committee; NZCOM Biennial Conference Committee Member; Chair of the NZCOM Wellington Region; Social and Events Coordinator; Newsletter Editor; CORE Work Force Rep; and a Midwifery Standards Reviewer.
As a clinical midwife educator, I am passionate about appropriate, relevant and research based on-going education for our midwives. Working both in the community and in the hospital has given me an awareness of the cultural diversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Experience gained, allows me to educate other midwives. It has also given me a broader understanding of the adherence to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.