Prof Sue Kildea
Director of the Midwifery Research Unit
At this year's symposium, Prof Kildea will be co-presenting with a consumer representative on Using Participatory Action Research for Sustainable Service Delivery Redesign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies.
Prof Sue Kildea holds a Clinical Chair in Midwifery and has a joint appointment between the Mater Health, Mater Research and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Queensland. Prof Kildea is an internationally recognised midwifery leader and has been invited to work as a technical advisor for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other organisations in Mongolia, Geneva, Jordan, Vietnam, Canada and Japan.
Together with a senior elder from Maningrida in Arnhem Land, they received the UTS Human Rights Award for contribution to advancing reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in 2004.
Sue’s research is firmly embedded in health service delivery and she often works with stakeholders, using participatory action research, to redesign services. In several projects this approach has led to successful implementation of sustainable services that better meet the needs of all involved.