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I have been a midwife since 1986 and I have worked in all areas of midwifery. I was part of the original midwifery team in the Birth Centre of The Canberra Hospital and provided woman centred midwifery care for many years. My passion for midwifery is only surpassed by my passion to create women centred midwives.
I hold a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and for the last 6 years I have worked in academia at the University of Canberra most recently as Acting Associate Professor and Midwifery Discipline Lead. I am committed to making a significant contribution to the midwifery profession and the community and my strong local knowledge of midwives, midwifery education and maternity services has helped me to advocate for change at the political and structural level. I am proud to lead the UC Midwifery team to produce highly sought after, career-ready graduates as well as to produce high quality, applied research that makes a difference to maternity services and childbearing women.
My teaching interests include experiential education, salutogenesis, physiological childbearing, strong mothers, change leadership and healthy culture.
My research interests include midwifery models of care, applied salutogenesis, educational curriculum design and organisational culture change.
The attitudes of healthcare professionals towards women using illicit substances in pregnancy: A cross-sectional studyFonti, S., DAVIS, D. & FERGUSON, S., 1 Aug 2016, In : Women and Birth. 29, 4, p. 330-335 6 p.
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