Dr Helen Haines MP

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Member for Indi, Victoria

Party
Independent
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Postal address

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Telephone:
(03) 5721 7077

Electorate Office 2

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3689

Postal address

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3689

Telephone:
(02) 6024 6284

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4182
Fax:
(02) 6277 8423

Speeches

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Indi, Victoria, 2019.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 24.7.2019 to 29.7.2019.
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Australia from 29.7.2019.
Personal
  • Born 21.9.1961, Colac, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BNursing (Deakin University)
  • PhD (Med Sc) (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden)
  • MPH (University of New South Wales)
  • GAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
  • Chairperson of the Ovens and King Community Health Board from 2000 to 2010.
  • Director of the Rural Academic Health Network from 2007 to 2019.
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne from 2007 to 2019.
  • Board member of the Wangaratta Unlimited Economic Advisory Board from 2010 to 2016.
  • Company director at Hume Medicare Local from 2012 to 2015.
  • Adjunct Visiting Research Fellow at Uppsala Universitet, Sweden from 2014 to 2019.
  • Postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2014.
  • Board member at St Catherine's, Wangaratta from 2016 to 2019.
  • Company director at Indigo Power from 2018 to 2019.
  • Executive Director for Education and Research at Northeast Health, Wangaratta from 2018 to 2019.
Publications
  • Cross-cultural comparison of levels of childbirth-related fear in an Australian and Swedish sample (co-authored with J Pallant, A Karlstrom and I Hildingsson), Midwifery, 2011
  • The influence of women's fear, attitudes and beliefs of childbirth on mode and experience of birth (co-authored with C Rubertsson, J Pallant and I Hildingsson), BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2012
  • Women's attitudes and beliefs of childbirth and association with birth preference: A comparison of a Swedish and an Australian sample in mid-pregnancy (co-authored with C Rubertsson, J Pallant and I Hildingsson), Midwifery, 2012
  • Women's satisfaction with antenatal care: comparing women in Sweden and Australia (co-authored with I Hildingsson, M Cross, J Pallant and C Rubertsson), Women and Birth, 2013
  • The role of women's attitudinal profiles in satisfaction with the quality of their antenatal and intrapartum care (co-authored with I Hildingsson, J Pallant and C Rubertsson), Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 2013
  • Childbirth fear in expectant fathers: findings from a regional Swedish cohort study (co-authored with I Hildingsson, M Johansson, J Fenwick and C Rubertsson), Midwifery, 2014
  • Psychometric evaluation and refinement of the Prenatal Attachment Inventory (co-authored with J Pallant, I Hildingsson, M Cross and C Rubertsson), Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2014
  • Maternal depressive symptoms have a negative impact on prenatal attachment - findings from a Swedish community sample (co-authored with C Rubertsson, J Pallant, G Sydsjo and I Hildingsson), Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2015
  • Identifying women who are afraid of giving birth: a comparison of the fear of birth scale with the WDEQ-A in a large Australian cohort (co-authored with J Pallant, J Fenwick, J Gamble, D Creedy and J Toohill), Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 2015
  • Higher prevalence of childbirth related fear in foreign born pregnant women - findings from a community sample in Sweden (co-authored with E Ternstrom, I Hildingsson and C Rubertsson), Midwifery, 2015
  • Pregnant women's thoughts when assessing fear of birth on the Fear of Birth Scale (co-authored with E Ternstrom, I Hildingsson and C Rubertsson), Women and Birth, 2016
  • Assessment of the dimensionality of the Wijma delivery expectancy/experience questionnaire using factor analysis and Rasch analysis (co-authored with J Pallant, P Green, J Toohill, J Gamble and D Creedy), BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2016
  • Mind the gap: is it time to invest in embedded researchers in regional, rural and remote health services to address health outcome discrepancies for those living in rural, remote and regional areas (co-authored with A Moran, N Raschke, D Schmidt, A Koschel and A Stephens), Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2019