Dr. Robyn Maude is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Research at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health (GSNMH) at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand. Robyn continues to provide Lead Maternity Care (LMC) for a small caseload of women birthing in hospital and at home. She is a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT), an expert clinical midwifery advisor for the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Health and Disability Commission (HDC) and the Coroner’s Court and a member of Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) midwifery expert advisory group (MEAG).
A member of the Midwifery and Normal Birth Research Group at VUW Robyn’s research interests are largely clinically focused and concentrated on activities that promote and protect normal birth through developing an awareness of Knowledge Translation and Quality Improvement and their effects on clinical midwifery practice. Robyn’s PhD research focused on translating evidence into practice around Intermittent Auscultation of the fetal heart rate for low risk women.
Her current research interests include: Fetal heart rate monitoring and fetal movements; Water immersion and water birth; Medico-legal aspects of the provision of care; Knowledge translation, Knowledge-to-Action process; Quality improvement and clinical effectiveness; Continuity of midwifery care; Standards of midwifery practice; Models of midwifery and Midwifery Leadership.
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Robyn Maude will do a live presentation in module 5 on 16th May at 12 am (NZ time). Link to the converted time in all time zones. The live presentation will be recorded and the recordings will be shared afterwards.