Helen Coxhead

I have been a midwife since 1989 after training at the Kirwan Hospital for Women in Townsville, North Queensland.  My midwifery career has taken me out to remote Central Australia as well as working in both the public and private sectors in Townsville.  I was privileged to be the inaugural unit manager of the Townsville birth Centre. 

I first joined the North Queensland ACM sub branch in 1988 as a student midwife and held various roles, including branch president, prior to the centralisation of the ACM.  I was instrumental in the establishment of the new ACM Townsville branch in October 2021 and am currently the branch Chair. 

Since 2013 I have been a lecturer in midwifery at James Cook University, Townsville and I am passionate about rural and remote midwifery. 

I have always been interested in the history of midwifery and the development of professional identity.