Ruth King is currently working as a Senior Project Officer for the Nursing and Midwifery Office in ACT Health Directorate. Prior to this role Ruth was a Midwifery Advisor and manager of the Education Unit for the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), the peak professional body for Midwives in Australia, a role she held for over 7 years. In her spare time she works clinically as a midwife through Your Nursing Agency at a variety of maternity services around South Australia. Prior to working for the ACM Ruth worked in a midwifery continuity of care caseload model at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. In this time she completed her Honours looking at practices and perspectives of healthcare providers when women wish to east during labour.
Ruth has travelled widely around Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe and in 2019 led a Jon Baines midwifery tour through Sri Lanka.