Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Patterns of transfer in labour and birth in rural New Zealand

Jean  Patterson

A/Prof Jean Patterson

qualifications: PhD

contribution: designed the project

position: Senior lecturer

New Zealand

My practice and research interests focus on the sustainability of safe and appropriate maternity services in rural and remote rural areas. After many years of rural practice I am now employed as a senior lecturer in midwifery at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin NZ. In this role I take every opportunity to share with students the health and community benefits of well resourced maternity and other health services in rural areas.


Maralyn  Foureur

Maralyn Foureur

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor of midwifery

I am currently the Professor of Midwifery at University of Technology Sydney and Northern Sydney Central Coast Health in NSW Australia. My research interests are in midwifery models of maternity care, Birth Unit Design, Neurophysiology of childbearing and particular models of continuity of care to address Vaginal birth after caesarean and obesity in pregnancy- all with the aim of Keeping birth normal, safe and satisfying for women and babies.


Joan  Skinner

Joan Skinner

qualifications: PhD

position: Senior lecturer

New Zealand

maternity care, midwifery,risk,collabortion,


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