- Honour Roll
A nationally respected obstetrician, gynaecologist and academic, Jacqueline has provided direct outreach care to Australia's most vulnerable and isolated Indigenous communities for more than ten years. Her focus is on improving the experience of pregnancy, cancer screening and health outcomes, and identifying pregnancy risks for Aboriginal and refugee women and babies.
Jacqueline is a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellow at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She is also a practising obstetrician and gynaecologist at Monash Health and in remote Aboriginal communities. She plays a leadership role in an internationally recognised women's health research unit and supports and mentors young female clinician researchers.
Jacqueline has served on a number of national committees of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, including as Chair of the Indigenous Women's Health Committee.
From 2011 to 2013, Jacqueline was head of the Aboriginal women's health program at Jean Hailes for Women's Health. During this time, Jacqueline worked with Aboriginal organisations to build their capacity to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal women. Jacqueline has also worked directly with Aboriginal women, health care providers, training bodies and policy makers to address the key issues impacting women's health.
Through her ongoing research, Jacqueline has made a significant contribution to refugee women's health, including developing a largescale mental health screening and treatment program for pregnant refugees in south east Melbourne.