Jessica holds an Honours BKin (McMaster University, 2001), a BEd (Brock University, 2004), and a BHSc in Midwifery (McMaster University, 2011). She is currently working towards completing a Master of Public Health (McMaster University) with a research interest in improving access to quality maternal and newborn care, and health promotion activities.
Commitment to Midwifery Practice
In addition to her work as a Registered Midwife, Jessica works as an Assistant Clinical Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She is a sessional instructor in the Midwifery Education Program and a clinical preceptor to students in our clinic. Jessica has a passion for education, and was the recipient of the Midwifery Education Program Clinical Teaching Excellence Award (2016) for her work as a clinical preceptor. Jessica is also an active member of the Hamilton Breastfeeding Coalition, working to improve supports and services to breastfeeding families in Hamilton. Jessica was drawn to midwifery as a profession by a combined interest in women’s reproductive health and a belief that women should be afforded a strong voice in the delivery of their health care.
Off Call Time
When Jessica isn’t working you will likely find her down at the harbour in her kayak, hiking with her dog on one of our numerous local trails, or planning her next travel destination.