Deborah Fox is registered as a midwife in Australia and Singapore and is a Lecturer in the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health at UTS. Her PhD, which was attached to the Birthplace in Australia project based at UTS, was a qualitative study of the processes of intrapartum transfer from planned homebirth to hospital. Dr Fox is Chair of the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) Victorian Branch and a member of the ACM Scientific Review Committee. An innovative clinician, she collaborated with obstetric colleagues in 2011 to establish Singapore’s first midwifery group practice and has been instrumental in the implementation of Group Antenatal Care in Victoria. She is passionate about the capacity for midwifery care to support positive pregnancy and birth experiences as a foundation of the transition to parenthood, sustained breastfeeding and healthy maternal-infant attachment.

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