Professor Jill WHITE AM, RN, RM, MEd, PhD, MHPol. Professor White is a Professor Emerita of the Susan Wakel School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney and the Faculty of Health University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia. Jill retired from the University of Sydney in 2018 and is now an independent consultant in the areas of health education, regulation and policy. In 2017 Jill was seconded to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as Associate Director (Global Education). Professor White was the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney from 2008-2015. Prior to this she was Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health at the University of Technology, Sydney 1997-2008. Jill was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 2010-2013, having had an active leadership role in regulation since 2002. Prof. White was a Fellow of the University Senate of the University of Sydney (the University senior governing body) until July 2017 and in 2015 she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Jill was researching how nursing might have a greater influence on health policy. Jill has undertaken work in many countries, notably assisting with the development of Midwifery programmes in Vietnam, a Non-Communicable Diseases programme in Tonga and educational developments in Indonesia and India. Currently Jill is the Western Pacific Region nursing representative on the Board of the Nursing Now! Campaign.
In 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife there has been a focus on nurses and nursing. Not the one planned, but nonetheless, nurses have been seen: by politicians and the public. But not by the medical doctors with their vested interests…. Continue reading »