RN, RM, GCMHN, MMid
PositionLecturer in Rural Health - Wagga Wagga
Campuscampus Wagga Wagga
Phone/Faxwork 02 6933 4312
Alicia was raised in Wollongong, NSW and completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong. After completing the Bachelor of Nursing Alicia worked in forensic mental health in Victoria and while working completed a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health through Monash University.
Alicia enrolled in a Masters of Midwifery through the University of Wollongong and the Wollongong Hospital to complete midwifery training. On completion of midwifery, Alicia worked for some time at the Wollongong Hospital before moving to the Central West working as a Midwife / Nurse at the Orange Hospital for over 1 year.
Alicia decided to move to Central Australia to commence working as a Nurse / Midwife at Alice Springs Hospital, where Alicia quickly developed a passion for Indigenous Health and accepted a secondment to work as a Remote Area Midwife / Nurse in Arnhem Land. After the secondment was completed, Alicia gained a permanent position as a Remote Area Midwife / Nurse in Central Australia undertaking further education in Women's Health, Remote Practice and Ultrasound.
Alicia moved to Wagga Wagga mid 2014 after gaining full time employment as a Nurse / Midwife. In 2015 Alicia started casual teaching at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University and progressed into a full-time position in 2016.
Alicia has taught into the Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma of Midwifery and the Bachelor of Health Science. Alicia has a passion for teaching across a wide variety of areas which include: Midwifery, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Primary Health and Rural and Remote practice.
Alicia is currently involved in a research project in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, NSW Health and The Parent-Infant Research Institute exploring internet based cognitive behavioural therapy programs for isolated women experiencing postnatal depression in NSW.
Alicia is enrolled in a PhD with the title: Midwives' in rural and remote Australia: Mitigating factors contributing to the recruitment and retention: A phenomenological perspective.
Alicia hopes the findings of her research will help improve recruitment and retention of midwives' in rural and remote Australia to enable safe,women-centred care in these areas while improving the midwives experience.
- Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANAplus)
- NSW Nurses Association
- Australian College of Midwives