Dip Nurs; Grad Dip Mid; Mast Mid; GradCert Mid (Pharmacology & Diagnostics)
Jeannine (Nean) is a passionate midwife and educator, passionate about the care of women and passionate about ensuring the future of midwifery is safe by providing quality support and guidance to the new generation of midwives. Jeannine has been a Midwife for the past 26 years with experience drawn from many and varied roles from multiple locations throughout Australia. Jeannine is married with 2 children and 2 fur babies and resides in Wodonga.
Jeannine is subject coordinator for:
Jeannine has been a clinician with a passion for caseload midwifery and continuity of care until recent times. Her career path veered away from caseload in 2012 and into education at Canterbury Hospital in Sydney where she worked as the Clinical Midwife Educator with undergrad and postgraduate midwifery students. In 2015 she commenced at the University of Canberra as a Practice Support Midwife, working alongside third year BMid students with their continuity women, supporting these experiences in the clinical area and in class. After a short stint as a Clinical Midwife Consultant in Wodonga she commenced as a Lecturer at Charles Sturt University (Albury campus).
Jeannine has been an active member of the Australian College of Midwives since 1995 and has taken on the role of ACM liaison midwife in 2018 in order to promote the work and philosophy of the College to current and future midwives. She regularly attends workshops, seminars and conferences in order to maintain currency and interest, build networks, and continue to provide a voice for women.
2019 enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canberra. The research topic is:
The aim of the project is to examine midwifery as a profession in Australia since colonisation. This will increase the understanding of midwifery as a profession by exploring the evolution of midwifery since colonial times, from uneducated lay midwives to present day registered midwives.
Jeannine produced the Inaugural report for the implementation of the Townsville Birth Centre and its first year of practice in 2009.
Jeannine has also presented at the ACMQ state conference in October 2010 – Conference Paper - “Townsville Birth Centre: Innovation for Townsville women”.