Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative (TMCC) has welcomed Professor Rhona McInnes to its growing team of researchers.
Professor McInnes shares the team’s commitment to improving the outcomes for women and babies and brings more than 32 years of practical and research experience to her role as Professor of Maternal & Child Health and Clinical Chair at the Gold Coast University Hospital School of Nursing and Midwifery and as an important collaborator of TMCC.
With a background in infant feeding, focusing on improving breastfeeding outcomes, and with more recent experience evaluating and implementing continuity of care models in Scotland, Professor McInnes will now have the opportunity to bring both of her interests together in a mission to improve the outcomes for midwives, women, babies and their families here in Australia.
“I was really drawn to the team at TMCC for their strong sense of teamwork and their genuine determination to make a real difference in the health services and for women and babies,” Professor McInnes said.
“I am looking forward to combining my research background with clinical connections in the hospital, supporting the midwifery workforce and the broader health profession to ultimately improve care outcomes and make the system more resilient.”
TMCC is thrilled to have Rhona on-board and is looking forward to seeing the outcomes this collaboration brings.