Helen Rogers

 

Helen RogersHelen Rogers is a registered nurse/midwife with 25 years’ experience working in Australia, the UK, with Medecins Sans Frontieres in South Sudan and Sri Lanka, and WHO/CDC in Sudan. Helen’s current role as the Early Parenting Program Coordinator in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Australia, is focused on addressing inequities in access to maternity, and child health services. In this role, Helen manages the Cross Cultural Workers (CCW) in Maternity and Child & Family Health Services model of care. This model supports women and families from migrant and refugee background on their pregnancy and early parenting journey, and is also the topic of Helen’s current part-time PhD candidature. The research aims to evaluate the CCW Service in terms of effectiveness, acceptability from the perspective and experiences of women, their partner, service providers, and impact on maternal and infant health outcomes.