Jessica Ecenarro

Originally from Adelaide, I am settled in the Northern Territory with my husband and together we have four beautiful children. I was a part of the inaugural South Australian Flinders University Bachelor of Midwifery in 2002. My postgraduate academic achievements include a Masters in Midwifery, a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health, Certificates in Sexual/Women’s Health, a Masters Degree in Clinical Education and a current enrolment in a Masters of Public Health. Working in the Northern Territory since 2006, I have a strong focus on Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health, working in some of the most remote parts of the county in the Gibson Desert. I am currently working in Urban Public and Primary Health Care in Alice Springs, and continue to enjoy exploring the ways Midwives can provide care to women and their families, outside of the traditional hospital based roles. My academic pursuits have always had a focus on Maternity Education, particularly the education of direct entry Midwives. I am thrilled to be involved in exploring the history of the profession to help support the advancement of the next generations of midwives.