Sharon Haste

Project Manager Child Development and Education Research Partnership Project


Master of Arts in Writing , James Cook University, 2012; Master of Clinical Midwifery, Central Queensland University, 2006; Certificate of Midwifery, Royal Darwin Hospital, 1997; Intensive Care Certificate, Northern Territory University, 1995; Certificate of General Nursing, Bundaberg Base Hospital, 1988


Darwin Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus


Sharon has extensive experience in project management and policy development in the areas of maternal and child health and has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in the Northern Territory over the past 26 years. Sharon has a background in nursing and midwifery and has held roles across the acute and community sectors. She has been an instrumental motivator in birthing initiatives within the Northern Territory, designing and implementing models of midwifery care and a Birth Centre at the Royal Darwin Hospital to give women choice in pregnancy care and birth. She has most recently worked in child and adolescent health on policies and projects for young people in the Northern Territory and clinical practice.

She has a keen interest in improving health and education outcomes, particularly for Indigenous people, focusing on pregnancy, birth and the early years and also enjoys work with adolescents and young people.

She has joined Menzies as Project Manager for the NHMRC Data Linkage project in the Centre for Child Development and Education.

  • Child Development and Education Research Partnership Project