Cosmos Science City August: Meet the Midwife

August 1-7 is the WHO’s World Breastfeeding Week with the theme: “Let’s make breastfeeding and work, work!”

Each month Cosmos Science City brings together Adelaide’s brightest academics and scientists to hold conversations with a live audience about issues of the day.

Tuesday August 1, 1230-1.30pm at The Science Exchange

(This event has passed. Watch the recording below.)

Cosmos Science City will look at multiple issues related to breastfeeding and nutrition, parental care, and the health care environment with the following guests:

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Dr Amy Keir is a Consultant Neonatologist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She’s also an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide, where her research focusses on improving outcomes for preterm babies through closing the evidence to practice gap.

She’ll be presenting on breastfeeding and preterm infants.

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Ms Kassie Whitworth is a Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of South Australia having been a midwife, lactation consultant and parent educator for many years. She is completing a Masters exploring online antenatal education. Kassie has a strong interest in developing digital health capabilities and re-working learning designs that cater for midwifery students utilising internal and external modes of delivery, with emphasis on tailoring online learning that embeds cultural principles, values, and intergenerational knowledge to enable cultural safety.

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Professor Annette Briley is a nurse and midwife in a clinical academic position at Flinders University and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. She has worked on many clinical trials which have changed clinical practice, including pregnancy outcomes for women with obesity. Breastfeeding benefits all, but emerging evidence suggests heavier women and their offspring have even more reasons to breastfeed and breastfeed for longer than their leaner counterparts.

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Associate Professor Wendy Ingman is a breast health researcher leading multi-disciplinary studies in breast development, breastfeeding and breast cancer. Her research challenges old paradigms and explores new concepts in lactation mastitis and low milk supply. She is passionate about the importance of community education and advocates for women to be well-informed about how to take control of their own breast health. She has provided expert advice and education for a number of national organisations including Australian Breastfeeding Association and BreastScreen Australia.

Cosmos Science City is supported by Inspiring South Australia, making science visible.

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