The CDNM 2020 symposium organizing committee are pleased to confirm the below keynote speakers who will be sharing their knowledge at the upcoming symposium.
|Professor and Co-Director Sue Kildea, Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Charles Darwin University|
Prof Sue Kildea is internationally recognised as a midwifery leader in First Nations maternal and infant health service redesign. She has clinical, research and policy experience in nursing and midwifery and has worked for the World Health and other Organisations in Indonesia, Mongolia, Geneva, Jordan, Viet Nam, Canada and Japan. Together with a Senior Elder from Maningrida in Arnhem Land, Molly Wardaguga, she received the UTS Human Rights Award for contribution to advancing reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians (2004). In 2019, Sue launched the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre. Molly’s vision to support women’s cultural and birthing aspirations, especially those living in remote locations, will endure through the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre. Sue’s research is firmly embedded in health service delivery where she works with stakeholders, using participatory action research, to redesign services. Sue leads a team of applied health services researchers, has led international and national randomised controlled trials and in 2018, she won Research Australia’s Health services Research Award.
|Professor Jill White, University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney|
Jill White is a WHO Western Pacific Region Nursing Representative on the Nursing Now Campaign Global Board. Jill is currently a Professor Emerita at the Faculty of Medicine & Health at the University of Sydney and was the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney from 2008-2015 and Fellow of the University Senate of the University of Sydney in 2014-2017. Jill is also currently Professor Emerita at the Faculty of Health University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and was the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health at the University of Technology, Sydney between 1997-2008.
Jill is the Independent consultant in the areas of health education, regulation and policy from 2018 to present. She was a Visiting Scholar with International Council of Nurses, Geneva 2015/6 and ICN Associate Director (Global Education) 2017/8 and the Fulbright Senior Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, in 2015. Jill was the Inaugural Chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council between 2010-2013.