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Professor of Midwifery joins Mater Mothers' Hospitals

Australian Catholic University and Mater Mothers’ Hospitals welcomed Professor Sue Kildea to the position of Foundation Professor of Midwifery on 30 March 2009.

The position was created to strengthen research capacity and generate research output in midwifery health care and practices. It will also provide an ideal environment for clinical research and the translation of this research into best practice care for women and newborns.

Professor Kildea is an active and successful researcher with interests in understanding the causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality and improving access to health services. She has a particular interest in indigenous health, has attained three NHMRC grants and maintains an extensive publication record.

She has a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years in clinical, educational and research environments.

Prior to her appointment Professor Kildea was employed by Charles Darwin University (CDU) as Associate Professor of Midwifery. In this role she was integral in leading research, along with the preparation and delivery of programs of study. She was also esteemed as a leader within maternal child health at the University and throughout the Northern Territory, mentoring both staff and clinicians.

During this time she also held a joint position with CDU and the Department of Health and Community Services as Home Birth Service Coordinator.

Preceding CDU Professor Kildea worked at the University of New South Wales as a Perinatal Health Data Analyst for the School of Women’s and Children’s Health and earlier as a Senior Research Officer and Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney.

Professor Sue Kildea

Professor Sue Kildea

 

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