2020 - Leadership and Dedication in the fields of Midwifery, Maternal and Child Health
Mary has demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership and dedication in the ﬁelds of midwifery, maternal and child health, and family support for the past 40 years.
She has worked assiduously to steer the local, national and global community of midwives to prioritise those elements of midwifery that make a diﬀerence to the health of women and babies especially in the areas of social disadvantage. She has contributed extensively to nursing and midwifery peak and regulatory bodies, including with the International Confederation of Midwives, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Australian College of Midwives.
The significance and impact of her work has been recognised with a raft of accolades, including being awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia in 2019.