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Elaine Jefford

BSci(Hons), MSci, PhD(SCU)

Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Health

+61 2 6659 3973
[email protected]
Education Campus, Lismore
Elaine Jefford


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Dr Elaine Jefford. Midwifery author, academic, and researcher at Southern Cross University, Australia.


Her research focus is within the field of midwifery decision-making and abdicating one’s professional accountability, the impacts of this in relation to risk, safety and quality of care provision and the potential to achieve and realise the ambitions of Sustainable Development Goal Three of good health and well-being. Other research interests include continence and perinatal mental well-being.

Community engagement

I work within my discipline to value add by connections collaborations and creativity and developing expertise across different professional groups and create wider interdisciplinary networks nationally and internationally to enhance midwifery


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A feminist appreciative lens has guided my teaching philosophy, aiming to inspire students learn, connect with my research and to raise their midwifery voice to speak about midwifery and the work we do and take their place within the national and international midwifery community

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