Associate Professor Virginia Stulz


Associate Professor of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Virginia has been working as a registered nurse and midwife for the past 28 years. Virginia is currently Chief Investigator on four research projects in the NBMLHD that investigate innovative models of maternity care, influencing better birth outcomes and alternative pain relief methods for women experiencing back pain in labour. She has recently been successful in a partnership grant between NBMLHD and WSU for $10,000 to support one of these projects. She is also currently working with the Chief Nurse, Jacqui Cross and Professor Belinda Dewar from the University of West of Scotland as the lead researcher in NSW across four Local Health Districts on a major research project in an effort to improve and explore student midwives’ experiences and address midwifery retention rates. Virginia is currently supervising two PhD students and one Masters Research student.

Research Interests

  • Enhancement of midwifery continuity of care models
  • Development of tools and surveys for assessment of maternity care in Australia
  • Strategies to improve normal birth


  • Australian College of Midwives (1991 - 2019)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of New England
  • MN(Hons) University of New England

Research & Publications

For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

View my ResearchGate profile (opens in a new window)

Contact Details
Telephone+61 2 4734 2252
LocationOff Campus