|Program Director Susannah Brady|
RN James Cook, Midwife James Cook, PG Cert N Sci (Clinical Teaching), MMid
Acting Director Undergraduate Programs
Profile and Research Interests
Susannah undertook her General Nurse Education at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1985 and subsequently went on to complete her Midwifery endorsement in 1990. Susannah has worked for many years as a Birth Suite midwife in Australia and Canada in both British Columbia and Alberta.
Susannah has always had an interest in clinical teaching and consolidated this interest by completing a Post Graduate Certificate in clinical teaching in 2004. In 2007 she completed a Master of Midwifery at James Cook University, and was awarded the prestigious University Medal.
Susannah joined the School in 2004 initially teaching in the nursing program, and in 2007 her substantial midwifery clinical expertise, was critical to curriculum development and implementation of the inaugural Bachelor of Midwifery program in Queensland.
During her time with the School of Nursing & Midwifery Susannah has held a variety of positions including; 2005-2008 Clinical Lecturer, 2009-2012 Program Coordinator/Director Bachelor of Midwifery & Dual Degree, and in 2013 she was invited to undertake the role of Acting Director of the Undergraduate Programs.
Susannah’s primary research interest is in the use of simulation to enhance learning. She was an investigator in Health Workforce Australia funded research investigating a national approach to use of simulated learning environments in midwifery curricula. Susannah continues to develop her scholarship of teaching and learning and is currently leading a collaborative research project with the Mater Education Practice Improvement Centre: Evaluating progressive levels of simulation in the development of woman-centred clinical assessment in midwifery students.
Keen to maintain her clinical skills, Susannah returns to the clinical area during the University teaching breaks to care for mothers and babies. In 2013 in collaboration with the Ipswich Campus GP Super Clinic and the Ipswich Hospital, Susannah led the establishment of a General Practitioner - Midwives’ Clinic. This innovative model offers women in the local health district interdisciplinary care from the UQ midwifery faculty and student midwives.
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Queensland