Professor Caroline Homer AO
Co-program Director of Maternal and Child Health
Burnet Institute
23 May 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal health, and rural and remote services are two key areas of research for Professor Caroline Homer.

The maternal mortality rate is 4.6 times higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women1

“We now have interventions that we know will make a difference to [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] women and that research is also happening across the country to try and close the gap,” Professor Homer explained.

 “We [also] know we can provide services in those rural areas, with good midwifery care, good consultation and referral, and good support.”

She shares her research with us.


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