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Obstetrician and researcher, Griffith University

I am a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, and I work as an educator, writer, researcher, and clinician. My role is as a lecturer for Griffith University, where I teach students in the Bachelor of Midwifery.

My vision is to promote and protect respectful maternity care for women, babies, families, and their care providers through education and research. I am a feminist and as such am critical of the patriarchal values embedded within healthcare systems, and particularly within obstetrics and gynaecology.


  • 2012–present
    Doctor, Griffith University


  • 2020 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2015 
    Griffith University, Graduate Diploma Health Research
  • 2006 
    University of New South Wales, Masters Reproductive Medicine
  • 1991 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • 1989 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Medical Science


  • 2019
    Intrapartum cardiotocograph monitoring and perinatal outcomes for women at risk: Literature review. , Women and Birth
  • 2018
    The Trouble with Normal Birth. , Australian Midwifery News
  • 2016
    Midwifery prescribing in Australia., Australian Prescriber
  • 2016
    Exploring midwifery prescribing in Australia. , Women and Birth
  • 1998
    Antenatal screening and prenatal diagnosis of thalassaemia: an update. , MJA
  • 1990
    Evaluating the pelvic floor in obstetric patients. , ANZJOG

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists