Invited and Keynote Speaker
Caroline Homer, Distinguished Professor of Midwifery, Associate Head: WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Professor Caroline Homer is the Distinguished Professor of Midwifery, the Director of the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health and the Associate Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Caroline has more than 190 publications in peer reviewed journals. She was an author in The Lancet’s Series on Midwifery in 2014 and part of the team who have undertaken the state of world’s midwifery analyses globally and in a number of regions. She has led research into midwifery education, midwifery models of care, midwifery workforce and place of birth.
She has been involved in the development and evaluation of midwifery education programs and standards in Australia and in in a number of other countries in the Asia Pacific region, including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Cambodia and Timor Leste.
In 2017 Caroline was awarded the Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for distinguished service to medicine in the field of midwifery as a clinician, researcher, author and educator, through the development of worldwide education standards, and to professional organizations.
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