Dr Zoe Bradfield holds a joint appointment as a Midwifery Academic and Midwifery Research Fellow at Curtin University and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, WA. In these roles, Zoe sits on a number of Advisory Committees within the Department of Health. Her various research interests take a strengths-based approach and are guided by midwifery philosophy. Zoe regularly invests in developing the research capacity of clinical midwives partnering in practice evaluation and demand driven research.
As a midwifery educator, Zoe enjoys the challenge of developing the next generation of midwives and is always looking for innovative ways to engage students. Zoe’s clinical background in rural and metropolitan midwifery have given her valuable experience in a number of different midwifery models and a determination to see women across Australia have equity of access to midwifery continuity of care.
Zoe’s Doctoral Thesis explored midwives’ experiences of being ‘with woman’ during labour and birth - working in a variety of models, This work has further galvanised her commitment to contributing to the strengthening of the midwifery profession through leadership, education and demand driven research.