My current research interests are aligned to the maternity reform agenda and include investigation of workplace culture, midwifery identity, professionalism in midwifery and the integration of student midwives into professional practice. I lead data collection in Australia within the WHELM study - an international project investigating the emotional wellbeing of midwives through the use of the Copenhagen burn out scale and other validated tools. I have a growing interest in the promotion of clinical supervision as an effective way of promoting emotional well being, resilience and sustainability within the midwifery workforce.
I am committed to the pursuit of excellence in midwifery education through the design implementation and evaluation of midwifery education programs. I am particularly interested in providing contemporary innovative post graduate programs that inspire and motivate midwives within the workforce using blended and on line platforms. My expertise and leadership in the field of midwifery education was acknowledged by my receipt in 2013 of an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for inspirational leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of midwifery education that strengthens the Australian workforce and promotes international best practice.