'Mother-Infant Interpersonal Connection'
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
of women as mothers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Maternal Health Matters works with communities and governments to improve maternal health outcomes for all women in Australia. We work to ensure all women receive respectful maternity care that includes optimal care for mothers, babies and families during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Maternal Health Matters
Contact # Ellen O'Keeffe