Dr Rakime Elmir


Lecturer, Deputy Director Clinical Education Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Rakime Elmir is a registered midwife and lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. For several years, Rakime has worked in a variety of maternity settings. She completed her PhD in 2012 on women's experiences of severe postpartum haemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy. Following on from her doctoral work, Rakime has explored fathers' experiences of birth trauma and midwives’ experiences of obstetric emergencies and more recently, eating disorders in the perinatal period. Rakime is leading a project that seeks to implement a first national maternity ICU tool for ICU nurses. Rakime has been successful in securing collaborative funding grants and has published work locally, nationally and internationally.

Research Interests

  • Birth trauma
  • Fatherhood and birth
  • High risk pregnancy and birth
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Midwifery education


  • Australian College of Midwives (2004 - 2015)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • GCCT University of Technology, Sydney
  • BN University of Western Sydney
  • GradDipMidwif University of Western Sydney
  • BN University of Western Sydney

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3372 | +61 433 244 080
LocationBuilding 7, Campbelltown