Elaine Bennett RN, RM, MCHN, BAppSc(Nursing), MN Elaine is Manager, Early Parenting Services, Ngala Family Resource Centre, Perth, WA. She has 25 years of experience as a clinician and manager in community health settings in metropolitan, rural and remote settings in Western Australia and Tasmania.
Charlotte de Crespigny RN, PhD, GradDipPHC(Addictions), FRCNA, MANZCMHN Charlotte is Professor of Nursing (Alcohol and Other Drugs), a joint chair funded by Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Drug and Alcohol Services, South Australia. She is an educator, researcher and clinician in the drug and alcohol field, with a focus on primary health care. She has extensive experience working with communities, nurses in communities, and with Indigenous Australians. She is a chief investigator with the Cooperative Research Centre in Aboriginal Health and the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health. Charlotte has also been a sub-editor of Collegian, the official journal of the RCNA.
Jill Downie RN, RM, BAppSc(Nursing), PostGradDip(Health Promotion),PhD Jill is Professor of Nursing and Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research on Ageing and worked as a nurse research consultant in the South Metropolitan Health Service for seven years. Jill has over 25 years experience as a clinician, educator and researcher with particular interests in midwifery; maternal, child and family health;