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Mary Sidebotham, PhD, MA, RM, RN

  • Country: Australia

Associate Professor Mary Sidebotham was appointed to Griffith University in 2010. Prior to moving to Australia in 2005 she held senior operational positions within maternity organisations in the UK where she designed and conducted service level reviews and subsequently implemented innovative service delivery models in maternity care. She has worked as a midwife in Australia in a variety of settings including small rural units and private midwifery practice. Since commencing at Griffith she has developed a reputation for innovation and excellence in midwifery education design and delivery. Mary has an Australian Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) national citation for inspirational leadership within midwifery and she currently leads the scholarship of learning and teaching within the [email protected] team. The focus of Marys research is on building a strong resilient midwifery workforce with a particular emphasis on workplace culture and the emotional wellbeing of the midwifery workforce. Mary contributes to maintaining professional standards at a national level through her work as an approved panel member for the NMBA, an ANMAC assessor and as an assessor for the Queensland Civil and administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Mary is a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals and is the editor of the midwifery section within Nurse Education in Practice.