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Co-Program Director: Maternal and Child Health, Burnet Institute

Caroline Homer AO RM MMedSc(ClinEpi) PhD is the Co-Program Director: Maternal and Child Health at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne and a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney. She is Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne; an Honorary (Professorial Fellow) in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne and a Visiting Professor at King's College London and Cardiff University. 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,Timor Leste and Cambodia. This work has focussed on strengthening midwifery capacity and skills, in supporting the development of evidence-based practice.

Caroline has led research into the development and implementation of innovative models of care, improvements in the quality of care provision and the translation of research into clinical practice and has held ARC and NHMRC grants. She currently holds an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship.


  • 2018–present
    Professor and Co-Program Director: Maternal and Child Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne


  • 2001 
    University of Technology Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy


Order of Australia