The NSW Midwives Association Annual conference recently held at Bondi Beach attracted a large cohort of UTS staff and student contributions.
The following papers were presented:
- UTS midwifery practice experiences of Bachelor of Midwifery students - Holly Priddis and Annabelle Watson
- The follow-through experience - lecturer Joanne Gray
- Their journey to become midwives - Sue Hendy from NSW Health with our 4 indigenous Bachelor of Midwifery students Felicity Cook, Annette Kennedy, Loretta Longbottom and Doris Slabb
- The ACMI midwifery competency project - Professor Caroline Homer, Director of the UTS Centre for Midwifery & Family Health with Lyn Passant, Project Officer with the Centre.
UTS lecturer Rachel Smith, was one of the conference organisers with Bachelor of Midwifery students Keryn Byrne chairing a session, and Julie Davis co-presented a paper with UTS Associate Professor Nicky Leap. In total, there were 17 Bachelor of Midwifery students and 1 GradDipMid student at the conference being the only midwifery students present.
Professor Caroline Homer was elected President of the NSW Midwives Association at the conference AGM with Professor Pat Brodie being the first delegate to the ACMI national executive. UTS staff members Joanne Gray, Sue-Ellen Allen and Sally Tracy were newly elected as members of the NSWMA executive.
Please visit the NSW Midwives Association web site for more information.