About Joan Garvan, PhD (ANU)
In December 2010 I was awarded a doctorate from the Australian National University, my
thesis is titled: Maternal Ambivalence in contemporary Australia: navigating equity and care.
Since completing my studies I set-up a homepage offered online professional development
courses, and a series of webinars. I continue to work as an advocate for improved early years
health and welfare services and am a Board member for Maternal Health Matters (formerly
Safe Motherhood for All).
I am a founding member Maternal Scholars Australia (formerly Australian Motherhood
Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (AMIRCI)) and have presented papers at
all of the nine conferences held in Australia, with others in Toronto, New York, and Florence,
for our sister organisation (MIRCI) all papers have been on varied aspects of the experience
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