Course Coordinator Dr Elaine Dietsch has extensive midwifery and nursing clinical experience in rural maternity units, community health centres and as a midwifery consultant with Birth International. Elaine has the privilege of working as a midwife, early childhood nurse and in women’s and sexual health in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo each year.
"As midwifery academics in CSU's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, it is essential we maintain our ‘hands-on’ midwifery skills and commit to attending a minimum of 20 clinical days per year. My clinical midwifery involves working primarily with the women and young Congolese girls who have survived sexual assault and torture in this beautiful but war-ravaged country."
Dr Elaine Dietsch
As Midwifery Clinic Co-ordinator, Pam Shackleton’s role is to follow up on student midwives during their clinical placement which requires travelling across Australia visiting rural and city based hospitals and discussing the progress of the experience with the students, their midwifery facilitators and midwives.
Pam has worked as a midwife for many years and and is involved in Midwifery Emergency Care, a program that trains remote nurses and midwives to cope with unexpected midwifery emergencies.