'Aboriginal Doulas for Aboriginal women; isn’t it about time Aboriginal women got the support they deserve?'
Sat 22nd March
Janinne Gliddon, Aboriginal Senior Research Fellow, FEALING Program,Yorga Maaman and Koolanga Research and Advocacy Centre, Ngangk Yira Institute for Change, Murdoch University WA
A proud Badimia-Yamatji and Ballardong-Nyoongar senior woman who also has a more important role as a Nan and loving it! Janinne is the Aboriginal Senior Research Fellow for the FEALING Program at the Ngangk Yira Institute for Change and is leading the development of a doula/birth navigator education program which will create a rich and critical enduring legacy of Aboriginal women’s cultural knowledges and practices.
For over 35 years Janinne has had a varied public service career in public housing field and since 2008, in the health sector, with a focus on women’s and maternal health and Indigenous health promotion. During her time at KEMH, Janinne initiated a highly successful volunteers’ program, which draws on a group of Aboriginal women who visit women transferred from homeland communities and the regions to Perth for childbirth or women’s health care.
In 2019 Janinne was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to conduct a study of Aboriginal doula programs in New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Janinne has been a Chief Investigator on many research projects one being the NHMRC Birthing on Noongar Boodjar project and continues to provide high level advice to a range of Ngangk Yira Institute for Change projects
Doula Conference are proud and grateful to welcome Rhea Dempsey ~ Birthing Wisdom as the GOLD sponsor of Janinne Gliddon, who will be joining us in person from Western Australia to talk about her Aboriginal doulas for Aboriginal Women research.
Rhea is also talking at this years conference and you can find out more about her presentation here:
Not only does Rhea offer in-person Birth Attendant Training in Melbourne, but she is also an incredible author of two highly recommended books, runs childbirth education workshops for birthing couples and counsels families about birth. To tap into any of her birthing wisdom click the links below: