Ms Jessica Williams

Ms Jessica Williams

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Midwifery)

Career Summary

Biography

I have an academic background within the nursing and midwifery professions, having completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 2008, a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery in 2010, and a Master of Midwifery Studies with Distinction in 2013; all through the University of Newcastle.  I have strong passions for the field of midwifery and women/neonatal health, particularly the midwife's role of being "with women" to provide holistic, woman-centred continuity of care.  I am also passionate about midwifery education and changes within the fields of technology that can be used to better enhance learning experiences, particularly for student midwives in a clinical setting.  I am currently working on my Research Proposal so that I can enrol in my PhD in 2017, and my focus will be on the effectiveness of Virtual Reality Simulation experiences compared to our current models of simulation within the clinical lab setting for Bachelor of Midwifery students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Newcastle
  • Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Midwifery, University of Newcastle
  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Keywords

  • Babies
  • Education
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Technology
  • Virtual Reality
  • Women

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111006 Midwifery 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
14/11/2016 - 24/02/2017 Casual Academic via Distance

Experience during employment:

- Subject coordinator for postgraduate study - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery

- Familiarity with Interact2 platform, EASTS and Bridgit Conferencing Software

- Managing discussion forums online

- Assessment marking, consultation and student feedback

- Participation in staff/school meetings via teleconference

Charles Sturt University
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Australia
26/09/2016 - 25/11/2016 Casual Academic

Experience during employment:

- Casual academic within the Bachelor of Midwifery degree

- Involvement in course review, assessment item review, and textbook updating/revision

- Participation in on-campus workshop days for the midwifery team

- Assessment marking and student feedback

Southern Cross University
School of Health and Human Sciences
Australia
13/03/2013 - 22/01/2017 Sessional Academic

Experience during employment:

- Lecturer, tutor and educator across the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery degrees

- Clinical labs, clinical assessments and simulation

- Course management, curriculum and course outline review, input into exam and quiz questions

- Educational workshops and mass lecture days

- Assessment marking, marking rubric review

- Involvement in 'wet lab' days for Bachelor of Midwifery students

- Staff and student meetings, mediation and altered pathways for students

- Experience with teleconferencing, Collaborate, ECHO, Blackboard and Turnitin

- Knowledge of APA referencing 6th Edition

The University of Newcastle, NSW
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
20/01/2014 - 16/01/2017 Registered Nurse / Registered Midwife

- Clinical work at Maitland Hospital

- Shifts across all main midwifery fields - Maternity Ward (primary area), Birthing Suite, Special Care Nursery, Antenatal Clinic

- Regularly allocated as the In-Charge Midwife

- Mentoring and supervising Bachelor of Midwifery students

- Providing care for gynaecology, general medical, general surgical and orthopaedic patients (women only) admitted to the Maternity Ward

- Ongoing professional development through inservices, online training courses, workshops, face to face training days

- Annual Performance reviews with the Midwifery Unit Manager

Hunter New England Area Health - Maitland Hospital
Maternity Unit
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2014 The School of Nursing and Midwifery Prize for Master of Midwifery Studies
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
MIDI2103 Midwifery Clinical Practice 2
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Tutor 27/02/2017 - 23/06/2017
NURS1101 Foundations of Professional Practice 1A
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Tutor 27/02/2017 - 23/06/2017
NURS3108 Care of the Compromised Neonate
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Tutor 27/02/2017 - 23/06/2017
NURS2101 Foundations of Professional Practice 2A
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Tutor 6/02/2017 - 1/07/2017
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Ms Jessica Williams

Positions

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Associate Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Midwifery

Contact Details

Email jessica.williams@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4486
Mobile 0437111881

Office

Room RW-225
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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