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International nurse migration

Women's health

Personal profile

Sophia is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Operating Theatre Nurse who graduated in Zimbabwe a few years ago. She completed a few University courses: Diploma in Nurse Education, a Bachelor's degree in Adult Education and a Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Midwifery. She worked as a midwife and Midwifery Educator before joining the Zimbabwe Open University as a lecturer on the BSc Nursing program in 2001. Sophia had the opportunity to attend short courses on International Maternal Health Care in Uppsala, Sweden and a Training & Training Management Course in Aarhus Technical College, Denmark.

In 2004 Sophia decided to pursue her nursing career in Australia. She has worked as a surgical nurse and later as a CNE at Bankstown and Liverpool hospitals respectively. Sophia joined CSU in 2009 as a lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery. Sophia graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in 2018 following her study on Experience of sub-Saharan African overseas-qualified nurses working in rural NSW.

Teaching Interests

  • The Professional midwife
  • Primary Health Care in Midwifery
  • Challenges in Midwifery Practice
  • Family & Child Health
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing

 Research Interests

  • Health workforce Issues: International nurse migration
  • Maternal health
  • Student engagement in the teaching-learning processes

 Professional Memberships

  • NSW Nurses & Midwives' Association
  • Australian College of Midwives
  • NTEU (National Tertiary Education Union)

 Professional Activities

  • Reviewing nursing texts for publishers on a casual basis
  • Active committee member of Wagga African Association (WAFRICA)

 Publications

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 14 Sep 2018

Nursing/Midwifery, MScN, University of Zimbabwe

Award Date: 22 Jul 1997

Adult Education, BAdEd, University of Zimbabwe

Award Date: 16 Dec 1994

Nurse Education, DNE, University of Zimbabwe

Award Date: 15 Dec 1989

External positions

Board member, Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga

Advisory Committee Member, Wafrica Incorporated

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