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Jillian Clarke

Master of Midwifery, 2010 and now employed as a Midwifery Educator at the Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe.

A passion for assisting expectant mothers as well as training others to develop their skills in this special line of work.

“Midwifery education is extremely rewarding. I get to see the minds and hearts of students grow and blossom into women-centred midwives who care deeply about what they do. It is a privilege to have played a part in shaping and encouraging these students to realise their dream of becoming a midwife. It is amazing to see the wonderment in their eyes as they assist women to birth their babies or achieve a successful breastfeed or watch a student feel so proud that she has mastered a difficult skill in an obstetric emergency. It is also amazing to watch a mother gaze forever at her newborn baby or just be present when a father sees his new baby for the first time and looks at his wife with amazing pride - this is why I do this job/passion called midwifery - the best job in the world.

I have held my position as a Midwifery Educator for 6 years prior to doing my Masters. It has been a long standing desire and need to complete my Masters but I kept having my own babies, delaying the process slightly. After completing my Masters, I have been able to lead by example and now 8 midwives at my hospital have decided to do their Masters as well. This will greatly improve our knowledge and ability to critically analyse the ever-changing world of our profession leading to improved care for women. I am hoping that midwives will also become more interested in research, which will only lead to improving the care we provide.

I needed to complete my Masters if I wanted to teach at University in the future. This has become a national requirement with the introduction of the new guidelines. USC offered me the best program to achieve my goal.”

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