Mary-Grace is a Registered Nurse and Midwife, having worked as a clinician and manager within the acute, community and aged care sectors, mainly based within the rural and remote areas of Australia.
This has provided opportunities to work with, and provide, services to Aboriginals within their own communities and homes on the West Coast of South Australia and in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory.
As a regional quality manager and later, as a director of nursing and midwifery and executive officer, working within the rural sector, the accreditation of community, acute and aged care services were strongly supported through leadership, planning and resourcing.
More recently, these roles have been expanded to include working within regulation as a Professional Nursing and Midwifery Officer for the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (Aphra) and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) in Adelaide and then Canberra.
To compliment these roles, post graduate studies have included Master programs in Quality Improvement, Primary Health and Maternity Care and Public Administration.