Researcher profile for Rae Hickey
Rae is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Midwifery. She graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 1996 and began work immediately as a Lead Maternity Carer in a busy Wellington practice. When she moved back to Dunedin with her family she continued to practice midwifery and also became immersed in undergraduate midwifery education. Since working at Otago Polytechnic Rae has gained post graduate midwifery qualifications as well as completing a graduate certificate in education and receiving an Otago Polytechnic award for teaching excellence. Rae was part of a small working party of midwifery academics from Otago Polytechnic and CPIT who redesigned and developed a midwifery curriculum for flexible blended delivery. Teaching is her main role. Rae maintains her midwifery practising certificate and holds professional leadership roles within the midwifery profession. Rae has an appointment by Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) as a Competency Reviewer, is a Mentor in the Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP) programme and in 2020 was appointed as a Subject Matter Expert for the MCNZ national registration exam. Rae is also a representative on the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) OP branch committee.