Personal profile


Ms Joy Kloester is a lecturer and deputy course convenor in the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) at Monash Nursing and Midwifery. As a registered midwife, Joy has ten years of clinical midwifery experience in a variety of hospital and community based settings, ranging from primary to tertiary care. Joy has been involved with the education of midwives for the past six years in Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) degrees.

Joy holds a Bachelor of Midwifery from Australian Catholic University and achieved a First-Class Bachelor of Nursing Honours degree at Monash University in 20222.

Her research interests revolve around Midwifery education, and practice, with a special focus on implemting and supporting informed decision-making for women and families. Joy is particularly committed to education and research that promotes a philosophy of Respectful Maternity Care. 

Joy has presented her work at multiple national conferences and has successfully published work from her Honours thesis in Q1 midwifery journals. 

Joy is an active midwifery leader in the community and has also hosted a successful film screening and panel event which facilitated midwives, students, obstetricians and consumers, to join together and discuss contemporary issues in maternity care. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Midwifery
  • Informed decision-making
  • Woman-centred care
  • Respectful Maternity Care

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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