Mrs Tanya Capper Midwifery / School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences

Head of Course - Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry)

RM, DipH/E Midwifery, LL.B, GradDipMid, MMid

Contact Details

Email: t.capper@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3023 4249 - Ext: 54249

Office Location

Level 20

Rm 20.13

About Me

Universities Studied At

University of Newcastle, Master of Midwifery Studies (with Distinction)

Central Queensland University, Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education

Charles Sturt University, Graduate Diploma of Midwifery (with Distinction)

London Metropolitan University Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Middlesex University, London UK, ENB 934 HIV and AIDS

Anglia Ruskin University, Essex, UK, Diploma Higher Education (Midwifery)

Universities Worked At

Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.

Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia.

Awards

Highest GPA Graduating Student - Master of Midwifery Studies. University of Newcastle School of Nursing and Midwifery | 2017 academic year. |

Executive Deans award for academic excellence (postgraduate studies) Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, 2015.

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2016 - MDWF20009 Practice in Midwifery

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2016 - MDWF20007 Complex Midwifery Practice

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2016 - NURS13132 Maternal and Neonatal Nursing

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2017 - MDWF12002 Foundations of Midwifery 1

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2017 - MDWF20010 Contexts of Midwifery Practice

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2017 - MDWF12006 Midwifery Practice 2

Winner Student Voice Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2017 - MDWF12005 Foundations of Midwifery 2

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2018 - MDWF12002 Foundations of Midwifery 1

Student Voice Commendation Award for Distance Educator of the Year 2018 - MDWF13004 Ethical, Legal and Professional Midwifery Practice.

Opal Award for Excellence Winner 2017 (Engaged Education and Training) Project Title: Working together to improve pregnancy and birth experiences for women and provide extraordinary learning opportunities for midwifery students.

Professional Experience

Clinical Facilitator (Midwifery)

Caseload Midwife Team Leader

HIV Specialist Midwife

Labour Ward Team Leader

Community Midwife

Field Worker (Midwifery)

Professional Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Australian College of Midwives.

The Royal College of Midwives (UK).

Professional Interests

Teaching and learning in the clinical environment.

HIV and pregnancy.

Cancer and pregnancy.

Workplace resilience.

Vertical violence in the clinical placement setting.

Consultancy Work

Member of the Queensland Health Queensland Clinical Guidelines working party (Queensland Health) 2015-Date

Member of the working party for Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Australia | Project: RHD in Pregnancy 2016 – Date

Consultation group member | Centre for Leadership Excellence, Clinical Excellence Division | Department of Health | 2016- Date

Poster Papers/ Published Research Summaries

Capper, T., & Williamson, M. (2016). Student midwives experience of normal birth - POSTER PRESENTATION | THE NORMAL BIRTH CONFERENCE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA OCT 2016.

Capper, T. (2017). Midwifery students go to prison. Australian Midwifery News, 17(3), 24.

Capper, T., & Williamson, M. (2017). Continuity of care challenging entrenched views of cultural difference. Women and Birth, 30, 18.

Conference Presentations
Capper, T., & Williamson, M. (2017). Continuity of care challenging entrenched views of cultural difference. Women and Birth, 30, 18.

Research Interests

Workplace culture

Midwifery students

Bullying

Vertical violence 


Journal article

Capper, T. S., Baldwin, A., Rogers, L., & Wood, E. (2018). Thinking outside the fence: meaningful midwifery education. “Working together to improve pregnancy and birth experiences for women and provide extraordinary learning opportunities for midwifery students”. Women and Birth, 31(S1), S22. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.071

Link to ACQUIRE

Ferguson, B., Capper, T., Brookfield, J., Williamson, M., & Lovegrove, M. (2018). Benefits of continuity models of care in building mutual support and nurturing between women and midwifery students. Does continuity of care foster clinical confidence, emotional resilience and influence career goals?. Women and Birth, 31(S1), S9-S10. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.037

Link to ACQUIRE

Capper, T., Gray, M., & Downer, T. (2018). Looking back, looking forward: A comparison of midwifery students’ experiences of completing portfolios of evidence for ANMAC as paper-based or electronic portfolio. Women and Birth, 31(Supplement 1), S45. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.134

Link to ACQUIRE

Williamson, M., Capper, T., Ferguson, B., & Brookfield, J. (2018). Midwifery education: Understanding the impact of colonisation on the wellbeing of the First People of Australia. Women and Birth, 31(S1), S19. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.062

Link to ACQUIRE

Baldwin, A., Capper, T., Rogers, L., & Wood, E. (2018). From the ground up: Improving pregnancy and birth experiences through the provision of extraordinary learning opportunities in Australia. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 14(2), 80-87. doi:10.1097/JFN.0000000000000200

Link to ACQUIRE

Baldwin, A., Sobolewska, A., & Capper, T. (2018). Pregnant in prison: An integrative literature review. Women and Birth, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.12.004

Capper, T., & Williamson, M. (2017). Continuity of care challenging entrenched views of cultural difference. Women and Birth, 30(S1), 18. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2017.08.046

Link to ACQUIRE
Higher Education
HE Term 3 - 2019
MDWF13003 - Midwifery Practice 3
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13002 - Postnatal Health and Wellbeing
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13001 - Cultural and Psychosocial Diversity in Midwifery
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2019
MDWF12004 - Critical Inquiry and Midwifery Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
NURS13137 - Outward Bound Nursing Studies
Unit Profile Reviewer
NURS13132 - Maternal and Neonatal Nursing
Unit Profile Reviewer
NURS12154 - Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13005 - Transition to Autonomous Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13004 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Midwifery Practice
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12003 - Midwifery Practice 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF12002 - Foundations of Midwifery 1
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12001 - Midwifery – Past and Present
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2018
NURS20164 - Australian Clinical Nursing Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
NURS20162 - Clinical Nurse Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13003 - Midwifery Practice 3
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13002 - Postnatal Health and Wellbeing
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13001 - Cultural and Psychosocial Diversity in Midwifery
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2018
MDWF12006 - Midwifery Practice 2
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12005 - Foundations of Midwifery 2
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12004 - Critical Inquiry and Midwifery Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2018
NURS13132 - Maternal and Neonatal Nursing
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13006 - Midwifery Practice 4
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13005 - Transition to Autonomous Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF13004 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Midwifery Practice
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12003 - Midwifery Practice 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF12002 - Foundations of Midwifery 1
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12001 - Midwifery – Past and Present
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2017
MDWF13003 - Midwifery Practice 3
Exam Reviewer
MDWF13002 - Postnatal Health and Wellbeing
Exam Reviewer
MDWF13001 - Cultural and Psychosocial Diversity in Midwifery
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
MDWF12006 - Midwifery Practice 2
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12005 - Foundations of Midwifery 2
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12004 - Critical Inquiry and Midwifery Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2017
MDWF20011 - Transition to Practice
Unit Coordinator
MDWF20010 - Contexts of Midwifery Practice
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12003 - Midwifery Practice 1
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF12002 - Foundations of Midwifery 1
Unit Coordinator
MDWF12001 - Midwifery – Past and Present
Development Assistant
HE Term 2 - 2016
NURS13132 - Maternal and Neonatal Nursing
Unit Coordinator
MDWF20008 - Social and Cultural Issues in Midwifery
Unit Coordinator
MDWF20007 - Complex Midwifery Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2016
MDWF21001 - Introduction to Midwifery
Unit Profile Reviewer
MDWF20009 - Practice in Midwifery
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training