Isabella Garti is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Charles Darwin University in Australia. She has over 12 years’ experience as a midwife and has also been an educator and researcher in her home country Ghana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s in nursing from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. She is also an alumnus of the Korle Bu Nursing and Midwifery Training school and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she graduated with a top up diploma in midwifery. She is a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives and is also a member of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association. Isabella is currently undertaking her PhD focusing on improving midwifery care for women who develop preeclampsia in Ghana. Her research interests are varied and include preeclampsia, quality of care for pregnant women, clinical placement experiences, bullying and pain management.
In her spare time, she loves to engage in advocacy and is currently a member of Action on Preeclampsia Ghana (APEC-GH), the sole advocacy group concerned with preeclampsia in Ghana. She is a member of the APEC newsletter committee and occasionally facilitates their online webinars for pregnant women, their families, and midwives. Isabella is a wife and mum of two, she also loves to cook, travel, watch a good movie, and spend time with her colleagues at the university.
Listen to this podcast interview to get to know more about Isabella Garti.