Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney

Maralyn Foureur is the Professor of Midwifery for the Central Coast and Northern Sydney Local Health Networks in NSW and the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests concern ways to keep birth normal to improve outcomes for mothers and babies which includes studies of innovative models of midwifery care. Her current research has a major focus on how the architectural and interior design and the objects within Birth Units impact on women and staff stress, communication, and ultimately birth outcomes.

Maralyn is a chief investigator on ARC and NH&MRC grants and she supervises Doctoral, Masters and Honours students studying aspects of improving maternity services. Maralyn co-leads the consortium called Birth After Caesarean Interventions (BACI) which is undertaking research to promote normal birth and increase the rate of vaginal birth after caesarean section.

Maralyn is a Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives.

Experience

  • 2007–present
    Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Newcastle, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1989 
    University of Newcastle , Grad Dip Clin Epidem & Biostats