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Spotlight on Simone Quinton

may 2021

Spotlight on the ‘Humans of GenV’ 

 sophisticated research project like GenV has a great many talented and passionate people working behind the scenes to create a stronger approach to child and parent health and wellbeing in Victoria. 

In our ‘Humans of GenV’ spotlight series, we aim to share the stories of the people supporting this world-leading research project. 

 Meet Simone Quinton  

GenV Area Manager at Joan Kirner Womens and Childrens at Sunshine Hospital 

I’m a nurse and midwife of more than 30 years, and I originally completed my training at the Royal Children’s HospitalI’ve had many highlights over my career, including setting up thhospital hotel program at Frances Perry House which helped find a solution to a real challenge for our maternity ward – a chronic shortage of available hospital places. Plus, the program created a lovely environment where parents could get to know their new babies outside of the busy hospital setting. 

 

“I am passionate about involving parents in their own care in the maternity setting. was involved in developing the Know my Midwife program at Frances Perry House. In my experience, creating and nurturing relationships between families and midwifes leads to an improved birthing experience for all involved. 

 

“I joined GenV in January 2021, and it’s been a really nice experience working with the GenV and Western Health teams at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital. My first time inviting a family to take part in GenV was memorable – I wasn’t expecting to speak to a family who had just had a home birth! Every day is different, and I really like that about GenV.  

 

“We’ve had a successful start to GenV here at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital. My current focus is helping the GenV team here to build on this strong start and ask more and more families to join GenV, as well as mentoring the newest members of our team. 

 

“GenV’s importance really lies in the long-term benefits of the resulting research. As a parent of an adult daughter with a chromosomal abnormality and congenital cardiac conditionI’ve seen over the years how research has evolved the medical care in this area of health. I think GenV could change the way we approach maternal and child health care, and this is something I’m proud and excited to be a part of.