Theresa Clasquin, RN, RM, MPHTM currently works as the Senior Maternity Advisor for the Northern Territory Health based in Darwin, NT. Theresa comes from a strong public health background that has enabled her to focus her career on addressing inequities in maternal and neonatal health outcomes amongst marginalised population groups. Theresa’s experience working with Medecins Sans Frontieres in PNG and the Yemen has further driven her passion to improve population health outcomes through the implementation of effective public health initiatives.
Over the last 5 years Theresa has worked in senior leadership positions across Nursing and Midwifery contributing to significant reform over maternal and neonatal services across the Northern Territory. In her current role, Theresa is leading the establishment of the Maternal and Newborn Network with the aim of streaming services and improving the clinical and cultural safety of care across the NT. This project will see NT Health partnering with the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre to utilise their RISE Framework (Redesign, Invest in workforce, Strengthen families and embed First Nation Governance in service reform) to ensure that every women has access to care that is clinical and culturally safe.
Theresa is also one of the lead NT Health investigators supporting the Birthing on Country projects In both Galiwin’ku and Alice Springs.