Midwifery at UTS is affiliated with some of the best maternity units in Sydney and NSW. Our dynamic teaching staff collaborate with midwives and doctors in hospital maternity units throughout Sydney and NSW to ensure theory is blended with practice, and our students undertake practical work from their first semester.
Our research is embedded in our learning and vice versa. The teaching team have a research profile and move between teaching, clinical practice, and research in the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health. All our midwifery academics are active members of the Australian College of Midwives. We are clinically connected and policy engaged.
Midwifery is a woman-centred discipline. We focus on providing optimal care for women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period, to ensure that they (and their family) start parenting in the best possible way.
Discipline Lead and Professor of Midwifery
The midwife in Australia plays an important role in health education and information sharing, not only for women, but also within the family and the community. This work involves continuity of care, antenatal education and preparation for parenthood, and support in the postpartum period.
At UTS, we follow the international definition of the midwife, from the International Confederation of Midwives, which recognises that midwives practice in a range of settings – hospitals, community, home, government and non-government organisations, educational institutions, and in research. There is a high need for midwives, which is recognised by NSW Local Health Districts, and our graduates have a 100 percent employment rate.
Meet the midwifery team at UTS.
Our courses combine a high standard of academic teaching with hands-on experience.
The focus of our research is about systems of maternity care and practices for pregnant women.
Find out about our collaborations and partnerships.