- Bachelor of Nursing - University of Southern Queensland 1997 - 1999
- Master of Midwifery - University of Southern Queensland 2002 - 2004
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 2010 (re-certified 2015)
- Certified Infant Massage Instructor 2017
I have worked in mainstream maternity units both regionally and rurally since graduating and have been providing Lactation Consulting services to rural women for five years, servicing a large area of about 400km radius. In 2016 I also worked for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners on the item writing committee writing and reviewing items for the exam that candidates sit to become certified.
My main area of interest lately has been postnatal care, attachment relationships, early parenting and birth trauma. I am interested in all areas of Midwifery however and I am especially very passionate about breastfeeding and helping families achieve happy feeding relationships and goals.
I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, sewing or crafting, visiting the farm, swimming, cooking and reading.