The purpose of the ANP® Advisory Committee (AAC) is to ensure ANP® receives high value technical and specialist advice on the content of it’s courses - specifically medical content, legal content, workplace health & safety content and training & development.
Each delegate has been appointed on the basis of specialist knowledge and is expected to present their professional perspective, as required.
Delegates are to provide perspectives on:
· Strategic priorities
· The appropriateness of its pathways to impact
· Operational and market-based risks
· How to achieve its goals
· Content and promotional opportunities
· The effectiveness of its courses
· Identify expertise gaps
· Assist with issues management and resolution, if required
In addition, the AAC assists ANP® on broader strategic issues relevant to the sectors in which it operates.
ANP®is not bound by advice received from the AAC but will consider it appropriately in the context of the overall strategy and direction of the Organisation and it will advise the AAC on the position or decisions taken in respect to the advice received from the AAC.
If you would like to learn more or be involved in the ANP® Advisory Committee, we would love to hear from you!
“I find it really concerning how little awareness there is within this growing industry.
“Photographers are incredibly lucky to be capturing these precious moments with bubs, who are so vulnerable in the first few weeks, and they need to know exactly what is safe and what is right. I applaud ongoing professional development.”
Carlene is a registered nurse with further studies and specialities in midwifery, paediatrics and child youth and family health. Carlene has extensive experience in neonatal intensive care nursery, paediatric intensive care, currently working with Children's Health Queensland as Child Health Nurse both at Ellen Barron Family Centre and various Child Health Centres in Greater Brisbane. Carlene has also performed blood collection of stem cells in birth suites for Cell Care Australian. Her multiple qualifications include: Midwifery Certificate, Diploma Applied Science - Community Health, Bachelor Applied Science, Nursing, and Bachelor Business, Health Administration. Carlene is an expert on infection management and supports ANP with advice on the safe management of newborn babies.
Dr Paulette Walker, B.App.Sc. Chiropractic (R.M.I.T. 1992), has been in private practice in Ashgrove, Brisbane, for 26 years. As a chiropractor, Paulette is passionate about the health of the newborn spine. Her style of chiropractic care lends itself to the care of children and pregnant/breastfeeding mothers, with many infants and toddlers attending her practice. As a health professional Paulette is strongly supportive of educational initiatives that puts the wellbeing of the infant, and the experience of the parents first.
Nicola is presently employed as a Midwife at Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane, originally trained as a Nurse in UK and then qualified, additionally as a Midwife through the University of Cambridge UK, 17 years ago
Nicola has had the privilege of working as Midwife in many countries, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, India, Malawi & now in Australia, expanding her knowledge of Midwifery of other cultures. She was recruited by the Mater hospital in London in 2012.
Working for Charities in both India & Malawi have been wonderful career highlights for Nicola
Nicola is extremely passionate about her job as a Midwife, believing the greatest joy in life is to become a Mother, the second is to be a Midwife.
Nicola is married, with two sons both resident in USA
John Vandeleur LL.B (QUT), solicitor, is a founding director of the injury compensation law firm vbr lawyers Pty Ltd. In over 25 years of legal practice John has handled claims across all matter types including work related and road accident injuries, asbestos and other industrial diseases, and professional negligence. John is accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a specialist in Personal Injury Law. John is the parent of three young children.
Jessica is a Senior HR Practitioner with experience and passion for start-up projects, and organisations going through significant change. With 15 years’ experience in the private and public sector across health, community services, construction, mining & resources and aviation, Jessica provides assistance on the board and management committees of a number of charities and not for profit organisations. With demonstrated expertise in all aspects of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Jessica’s professional experience also encompasses areas of community relations and workplace health and safety. Jessica is the mother of two young children and is motivated to support improved newborn photography practices based on her experiences.
With a Masters in Business Administration, extensive experience in Training & Development and almost a decade's experience as a Professional Newborn Photographer, Kerryn's background is the perfect combination to further develop both current and future newborn photography professionals.
As RMS National Training & Development Manager for International Organisation - Dun & Bradstreet - Kerryn developed D&B's Training & Development Framework, designed and delivered training & development courses and built their first Online Training System in 2009.
She has owned and operated a successful Newborn Photography Studio in Brisbane, Australia since 2010 and worked with over 1200 newborn clients!
Outside of running both ANP and Little Fingerprints, Kerryn is a mother to 9 year old twins and two step children 15 and 13.
Greg has post graduate qualifications in business and education and applies a strong governance perspective as chair of the ANP advisory committee, drawing on his experience working within the Government sector, including within the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet. Greg has supported start-ups with their governance requirements, including within the education and training sectors. Greg has extensive experience as a meeting chair and facilitator within the public and private sectors. Greg is the father of an adult son.
Daniella is a branding and advertising professional, with over 20 years in the advertising and design sector. Daniella is a qualified graphic and digital design professional, advising ANP on identity, branding, marketing and online appeal. Daniella’s involvement with national and international advertising agencies along with running her own business of 15 years, has allowed her to consistently deliver high quality finished products for clients from a diverse range of industries, including newborn photography. Daniella is a proud mother of two young girls.
Sarah has qualifications in journalism and marketing, with over 15 years’ experience working in Australia and the UK on several publications. With a successful career in journalism, Sarah now works across the private sector supporting numerous client’s with media and stakeholder relations. Sarah has worked for many companies during the ‘start up’ phase and assists new ventures with effective media and social media profiling. Sarah is a mother of a young daughter and has formerly written about her experience during a photography session with her newborn daughter. Sarah advises ANP on publicity opportunities and media/social media strategy.