Lesley Barclay

Lesley Barclay, AO, is Professor and Director of the University Centre of Rural Health North Coast for Sydney University. She began her career as a midwife and now is a maternity services researcher and health system reformer whose projects have improved services in remote and urban Australia and internationally. Lesley has led many research projects funded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and others and has published widely. Her work has changed policy and systems nationally and internationally; for example in Australian remote maternal infant care for Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory in an ongoing project, in Samoa on traditional birth attendants working with the health system, and in Indonesia by informing changed national policies around health worker education. [ PHOTO BY ARTHUR MOSTE ]

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