Experience Australia its most remote, historic and starkly beautiful in this tour to the Red Centre, which encompasses vast Indigenous heartlands, dramatic landscapes and history ranging from ancient to pioneer to the modern day. The itinerary looks at both traditional and contemporary approaches to midwifery through specialist visits, meetings and talks.
Starting in Alice Springs, travel deep into the Red Centre with an experienced local guide. Go stargazing at pristine night skies at the Earth Sanctuary, explore the historic town of Alice Springs and learn about the Alukura Maternity Services, which is guided by the Aboriginal grandmothers to recognise and maintain Aboriginal culture and identity. Visit the Alice Hospital, designed in collaboration with the Indigenous community, and listed to a talk on the Midwifery Practitioner Model. At Hermannsburg hear of the Lukuta (women’s space) and of their maternity and child health work. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn about their work.
As you explore the region, learn about its ancient culture and walk through some breathtaking outback scenery. Visit spectacular Kata Tjuta and see Mt Conner and the Valley of the Winds. See Uluru in the early morning on a walk and at sunset, have breakfast in the outback and marvel at the Field of Light as the sun goes down behind Uluru.
This tour is eligible for CPD. Partners are very welcome.
“All the visits were interesting, inspirational all the presenters appeared very keen to meet us. This was my first Jon Baines tour and I have had a wonderful experience meeting professionals with a similar interest and passion.” Chris Hoff - participant Chronic and Palliative Care Alice Springs 2022
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.
The cost of the tour is $3,486 per person sharing. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is $4,412.