Associate Professor Virginia Stulz


Associate Professor of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Virginia is currently Chief Investigator on one major research project in three Local Health Districts of NSW that improves birth options for women. She recently worked in NSW across four Local Health Districts on a major research project in an effort to improve student midwives’ experiences. She mentors and supports midwives in the local health district with their research projects. She collaborates with other university academics across Australia and New Zealand as a member of the Trans Tasman Midwifery Education Committee (TTMEC) and worked as the Chair for the TTMEC from 2021 to 2022. She is currently leading a national research project with this consortium that explores characteristics of support within new graduate programmes within Australia and has led another national research project that focused on midwives’ experiences during COVID-19. In collaboration with other researchers, she has published 22 peer-reviewed journal articles over the past five years in areas of complementary therapies, midwifery education, factors affecting birth practices, gender-based violence and women’s health. Virginia is currently supervising five higher degree research students as a primary supervisor and co-supervising two students.

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