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Fiona Hermann

Senior Academic Staff Member


  • RN (1984) Taranaki Polytechnic
  • Dip Midwifery (1989) Pembury Hospital United Kingdom
  • BMid (2004) Wintec
  • PG Cert Midwifery (2007) Otago Polytechnic
  • PG Cert Tertiary Teaching (2011) Waikato University

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaches across the three years of the B Mid programme
  • Fiona has a particular interest in the area of breastfeeding, infant nutrition, normal birth and post-natal care.
  • Use of technology to support learning and the scholarship of teaching

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Active member of NZ College of Midwives (currently vice chair)
  • Has worked for most of midwifery career (20+ years) as a Lead Maternity Carer
  • Also experienced in primary and secondary midwifery care with experience at River Ridge Birth Centre and Waikato Hospital
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence award from Wintec in 2011

Research and Scholarly Activity

Recent presentations include:
  • Shahatahmasebi S., van den Berg L., Hermann F. (2011) What do you do when no health and social agency wants to care for you? Int J Child Health Hum Dev; 4(2):251-257.
  • Hermann, F. (2010). Adoption and midwives. Midwifery News, 58: 35.
  • Hermann, Fiona and Milne, Tania and James, Liz (2010) Metamorphosis: Becoming a midwifery educator in the age of technology.
  • Teaching large groups: a presentation for Inspire Festival (2010)