Ms Lael Ridgway
Lecturer in MCH Nursing & Midwifery
College of Science, Health and Engineering
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Room 309, George Singer Building, Melbourne (Bundoora)
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RN RM IBCLC PDAN (Child, Family & Comm) MNSc
Membership of professional associations
ANF VAMCHN AAMCFHN
Area of study
Lael has many years experience working as a nurse in a variety of fields of nursing, including as a private consultant. Lael has postgraduate qualifications as a Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Maternal and Child Health Nurse. She commenced in her current role at La Trobe University in 2009, but has been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education since 2005. Lael has been involved in many aspects of practice and policy development in Maternal and Child Health nursing and has recent experience as a Maternal and Child Health nurse in clinical practice in Victoria and the Northern Territory.
- Maternal and Child Health
- Community Health
Barbaro, J., Ridgway, L. & Dissanayake, C. (2011). Developmental Surveillance of Infants and Toddlers by Maternal and Child Health Nurses in an Australian Community-Based Setting: Promoting the Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(4), 334-337.
2011 4th National Association of Maternal, Child, Family and Community Nurses Conference. Continuing Professional Development: Supporting portfolio development for Maternal, Child & Family Health Nurses
2010 6th International QEC conference. An exploration of advanced nursing practices within a Victorian Early Parenting Service
2009 3rd National Association of Maternal, Child, Family and Community Nurses Conference Nurses’ views on electronic health records used in the Victorian Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service
2009 3rd National Association of Maternal, Child, Family and Community Nurses Conference ‘Prospectively identifying infants at risk of an ASD through the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service: Results from the Social Attention and Communication Study (SACS)’ (Barbaro, Dissanayake & Ridgway)
2009 4th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research Use of information technology in primary health care: the views and experiences of nurses working in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service, Victoria, Australia
2008 1st National Indigenous Family and Community Strengths Conference Challenges for the Educator: Incorporating a Strengths-based Perspective into Child, Family and Community Nursing Studies
Invited DVD reviews (2010) Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nurses
‘Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Education Module’ (DVD) Authors: Leo Donnan and Richard Angliss
‘Raising Children’ (DVD) Authors: Raising Children Network 2008.
Professional Activities and Consultancies
2009 La Trobe University representative on ‘Maternal and Child Health Program Standards Working Party’ with DEECD/MAV
2007-8 La Trobe University representative on ‘Key Age and Stage Program Resource Guide Working Party’ with DEECD/MAV
2003 Member MCH SIG Issues Paper Reference Group Exploration of Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice in Victoria, Australia 2001-2003 Issues Paper: February 2004
2004 Invited Member Collaborative (DHS/MAV/MCH) Working Party addressing MCH issues with MAV and DHS representatives.