Speakers - Prof. Fiona Stoker
Prof. Fiona Stoker
CEO, RN, (London) BBus(Marketing and Human Resources), Grad Cert PubSec Mgmt, MBA, Clinical Professor University of Tasmania
Clinical Professor Fiona Stoker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and has held this position since November 2014. Fiona is responsible for managing the review and development of accreditation standards and the accreditation of nursing and midwifery education programs leading to registration in Australia. ANMAC was the first accreditation council to recognise the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture as an important part of health professional education with an inclusion of a discreet subject in the curriculum. ANMAC also has a strong affiliation with the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. Fiona was the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania for over ten years, providing nursing and midwifery advice to the Minister for Health and the Departmental Heads. During this time Fiona was a member of the NHMRC Health Advisory Committee and the Australian Health Ethics Committee. From 1992- 1997 Fiona worked with Family and Child Services in Tasmania spending two years as the Director of Nursing introducing the new parenting centre in Launceston. In this role she managed the range of services provided to mothers and babies including health information and postnatal depression support. A home visiting service was established following an identified need in the community and a grant was received to develop a young parenting support program. Fiona has a broad range of nursing experience in Australia and the UK working within the Acute Care and Community environments. Fiona has also undertaken consultancy work in a number of health care environments including Correctional Health and Youth Justice.