I am Head of Midwifery and principal lecturer in the Bachelor of Midwifery programme at Ara Institute of Canterbury. I am also the education advisor to the NZCOM National Board. I live in Christchurch with my family and when not at work enjoy being out in the hills or mountains riding my bike or tramping.
The reason I have chosen to be involved in the project is I have an in depth understanding of midwifery education in NZ which includes Scope of Practice, Competencies and pre-Registration Education Standards. I am also committed to ensuring we acknowledge our responsibilities to our Treaty partners under the Te Tiriti o Waitangi. I am excited to be part of a group reviewing practice and education to meet the needs of the 21st century student and midwife.