Researcher biography

Ann has been a midwife for over 25 years, and in that time has worked in all aspects of maternity care. She has specialised in antenatal care, Lactation consultancy and Advanced Certificate in Neonatal Intensive care. She has a passion for research, and has worked extensively on all aspects of research relating to mothers and babies, including Reduced Fetal Movements, the Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Study (HAPO), the PPROMPT study,and other multi-centred trials as part of her Research Co ordinator position at the Mater Mothers Research Centre. Ann completed her Honours (Class 1) in 2011 following research relating to midwifery care of women who develop Hypertension in Pregnancy, and then completed her PhD in 2015, with a thesis aimed at delaying the risk of the development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus following Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Her research interests lie in the care of women with complex conditions in pregnancy with a view to encourage the best possible outcome for both mother and baby, as well in the public health context.

Ann's other research interests are also the devlopment of innovative teaching pedogogy, in particular around preparing students for working in the Digital health arena.

Ann has been teaching at UQ since 2011 and is currently working as a Lecturer for The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Queensland, for the Undergraduate Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor Dual Degree.