Amy Le Compte

Research Midwife

Qualifications:

Master of Public Health, Charles Darwin University (ongoing); Certificate in International Sexual and Reproductive Health, Paris-France, 2014; Bachelor of Midwifery, Otago University, 2010;

Location:

Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital

Biography:

Amy joined the Darwin Child Health Respiratory Team in early 2019 as the Research Midwife for the PneuMatters Trial. PneuMatters is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial looking to prevent early onset pneumonia in high risk children through maternal immunisation.

Amy has worked extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia and further aboard in the maternal health field. She coordinated the setup of the Maternity Unit in a refugee camp in Uganda for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as the Maternity Activity Manager and has also been deployed as a Midwife and Educator in a number of other countries including South Sudan and Pakistan.

When at home in Australia she works primarily in regional and remote settings throughout the Northern Territory, Torres Strait Islands and Queensland. Amy has worked in the education team on Thursday Island, where she worked on improving hospital policy and procedures to provide high quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based midwifery services.

Amy is passionate about improving Maternal and Newborn healthcare for those living in rural and remote settings, in particular disadvantaged settings in Australia and aboard. She’s interested in the social-determinants of health and how they impact Maternal health and Childbirth.