Scientific Review Advisory Committee

The Scientific Review and Advisory Committee (SRAC) provides advice and recommendations to the College on scientific matters that impact on midwifery practice, and guide the scientific programs of ACM national conferences.

The Scientific Review Advisory Committee's role is to:

  • Provide expert advice to the College (including the Board) via the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian College of Midwives (College) on scientific matters related to practice and the midwifery profession;
  • Provide expert advice and support to the CEO on ways in which to utilise national/international policies and scientific developments to assist with the ongoing development of research-based midwifery practice in Australia;
  • Make recommendations about ways in which the College can effectively contribute to the ongoing development of research-based midwifery practice in Australia;
  • Undertake specified tasks or projects as requested by the CEO from time to time, such as drafting College policies on scientific matters and research-based practice;
  • Represent the College as either individuals or as a group when requested to do so by the CEO in scientific matters and as resources permit;
  • Provide advice on the instructions and call for submission of abstracts and the scoring system developed to assess submitted abstracts for national conferences;
  • Participate in peer review of abstracts for national conferences;
  • Provide advice on the program planning for national conferences;
  • Provide input to the CEO on the selection of experts to represent the College on national/international committees relating to scientific matters as necessary;
  • Liaise with any other College Committee through the Chair as matters arise;
  • Carry out the responsibilities/role in a culturally-safe manner, demonstrating respect and understanding of the wide variety of cultural beliefs and practices members may come across during their time on this committee.

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