Online Panel hosted by ACM Midwifery Advisor Hilary Rorison.
Chris Sulfaro is the National Milk Operations Manager with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. Chris’s background is nursing – she is a Registered Nurse, with post graduate qualifications in Midwifery and Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing. Chris also holds a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Management and a Master of Health Management. Chris is excited to be able to use her NICU nursing and management experience to lead Lifeblood Milk on this amazing journey that has had far reaching effects on the lives of premature babies and their families across Australia.
Jen is a registered nurse and midwife who worked in the public maternity system in Victoria for 20 years between 1997 and 2018.
Jen is a lecturer in the Bachelor of Midwifery program at the Australian Catholic University and a member of the ACU MERIT midwifery research group.
Jen’s PhD was a focused ethnographic study examining the clinical practice of Lactation Consultants who provide support and care for breastfeeding women. She found that relationships were central to their care of breastfeeding women and their families. Jen is interested in how clinicians and healthcare systems can support connection between mothers and their newborn babies.
Jen is the current chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian College of Midwives, a member of the BFHI advisory committee and a core group member of the Australian World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative. Jen likes yoga, walking her dogs and Twitter: @jenhock13
Oceane Campbell is a midwife at John Hunter Hospital. She graduated with the university medal in 2015 and alongside clinical work has tutored and lectured on a casual basis at the University of Newcastle and UTS. Oceane has written a number of articles for ACM and CAPEA publications and presented at conferences about continuity of care experiences for students and caring for same sex couples and refugee women.
Oceane has three children with her wife and has donated over 400 litres of breastmilk over the last 4 years. Oceane has recently written a book "The silence between us" due out on 1st of September and published by Hardie Grant. She also enjoys writing on issues of consent, decision making and feminism in relation to childbirth and maternity care. Oceane has previously completed a Bachelor of Honours in Psychology and worked in corporate advisory and policy.
Hi all, I’m Nikita. I am an endorsed midwife working in private practice. I live in the southern suburbs of Adelaide with my partner Brett, children Sadie and Sullivan and Australian cattle dog, Milly. I have been working as a midwife since 2013 and quickly fell in love with continuity of care and being able to develop relationships with women and the whole family!
In November 2018, Embrace Midwifery and Breastfeeding Services was born. I started this private practice as a way to work with women who wanted continuity of care and more support than the mainstream public/private models were able to provide. I started offering antenatal and postnatal continuity of care, and in 2020 branched into providing homebirth services.
I believe every single woman and birthing person has the right to access any form of maternity care they choose and feel is best for them. Be this private home birth, publicly funded continuity of care, private obstetrics or public hospital care. One day, I hope geography, finances and availability do not stop any person from birthing where and with whom they feel most safe.