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About Dr Jenny A Parratt

Dr Jennifer Parratt BHlthSci(Nursing Studies)(La Trobe), MMid(USQ), PhD(UoN)
Jenny is a registered midwife and fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. She has been a midwife since 1982. For fourteen years Jenny practised privately attending homebirths in rural Victoria. In 2010 Jenny completed her PhD about women’s changing embodied sense of self. She has published a book, book chapters and journal articles. Jenny presents at both national and international conferences; she also engages at the international level as an active journal reviewer and is an associate editor of Women and Birth (2016 Impact Factor of 2.138).
Jenny is an active researcher. Her feminist interpretive methods have a firm philosophical foundation which includes drawing ideas from post-structuralism. Jenny’s primary research focus builds on and contributes to her ongoing professional goal to empower women to have the best possible childbearing experience. Currently Jenny is an investigator for 'The First 30 Minutes After Birth' project. She has also been involved with the development and research surrounding midwives' teamwork skills, having been principle researcher of the Expert Validation of the TeamUP Rubric.
Jenny has been involved in developing units in the online Master of Healthcare Leadership since before it commenced in 2015. She continues to develop, facilitate and assess units in that course.
On a personal level, Jenny is mother to three adult children; she lives in rural Victoria with her partner. Jenny is a keen cyclist, walker and gardener. She enjoys yoga, the arts and travelling.


Present Academic (Teaching), Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences
Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 4) 0939 3073
Fax: (+61 3) 5439 3620


Journal articles (1)

Refereed Journal articles (16)

Books (1)

Book chapters (3)

Theses (2)

Conferences (29)