GOLD Speakers

Australia

Heather Pierce, BMid(Hns) BAppSc(Pty) PhD Candidate

  • Speaker Type: 2018 Main Presentations
  • Country: Australia
Biography:

Heather is a Registered Midwife and Physiotherapist, passionate about improving women’s health. She is completing PhD studies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS): her research focus is women’s ‘pelvic floor health’ in the workforce. Heather’s study forms part of an Australian Research Council and NSW Nurses and Midwives Association funded project: Fit for the Future, investigating the health of nurses and midwives. She has been awarded funding from the Australian Bladder Foundation and has authored several peer-reviewed publications: https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/heather.pierce

Heather lectured at UTS in the Bachelor of Midwifery program (2007- 2016) and worked with the Continence Foundation of Australia and the Australian College of Midwives on the ELearning course: Continence promotion: the importance of the midwife. She is current Chief Australian Delegate to the International Organization for Physiotherapists in Women’s Health, and immediate past National Chair of Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy Australia (2014 - 2016).