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Ms Joy Kloester is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a registered midwife. She has eight years of clinical 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 four years at both Australian Catholic University and Monash University and is continuing to work clinically on a semi-regular basis. 

Joy holds a Bachelor of Midwifery from Australian Catholic University and is currently enrolled in the BN(Hons) at Monash University, progressing toward publications from this Honours Thesis. Her research interests revolve around Midwifery education, and practice, with a special focus on implemting and support 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 also worked as a Research Assistant for Associate Professor Helen Hall, and is involved as an author in a number of ongoing projects. 

Research area keywords

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


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