Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney

Caroline Homer RM MMedSc(ClinEpi) PhD is the Professor of Midwifery, the Associate Dean (International and Development) and the Director of the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health at UTS. She is the Assistant Secretary General of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in Nursing, Midwifery and Health. She has been involved in the development and evaluation of midwifery and maternity services in Australia and in in a number of other countries in the Asia Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Timor Leste. This work has focussed on strengthening midwifery capacity and skills, in supporting the development of midwifery education and evidence-based practice.

Caroline has led research into the development and implementation of innovative models of midwifery care and the translation of research into clinical practice and holds ARC and NHMRC grants. She was an author in the recent Lancet Series of Midwifery and the 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery Report.

Caroline practises as a midwife at St George Hospital in Sydney.

Experience

  • 2005–present
    Professor of Midwifery and the Director of the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health , University of Technology Sydney

Education

  • 2001 
    University of Technology Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy