Please welcome Dr Kay McCauley from the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza.
 
I am a registered nurse, midwife and mental health nurse having worked in New Zealand, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and across Australia. My PhD was awarded in 2009 from Monash University focusing
n the care and experiences of women with serious mental illness in pregnancy and the year after birth.
 
For the past 20 years I have been an academic at Monash and RMIT Universities in Victoria and Massey University in New Zealand. Over the past four years this was in the role of Associate Professor.
 
As an academic I was responsible for development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as maintaining my research profile particularly in regard to the care and wellbeing of
women and their families, with publications and attaining research grants.
 
In 2012, I began my journey in Rotary, joining the Rotary Club of Mount Eliza. In 2016 I transferred to the Rotary Club of Paraparaumu, New Zealand for two years before returning to Australia and to the Mt Eliza club and members.
 
I am honoured to be appointed as Interplast District Chairperson (IDC) for District 9820. Interplast is a charity organisation sending volunteer health professionals to visit countries in the Asia-Pacific region, providing
life changing surgery for patients whilst also training the in-country health practitioners enabling them to provide such care in the future for their local people.
 
Rotary has worked closely with Interplast since 1983, through the International and Vocational service, to support this invaluable work. My role is to maintain the close liaison between Interplast and Rotary, providing clubs with the latest information and updates, and to gain as much support and funding as is possible from District 9820. In this way we can all contribute to the vision of ‘Repairing bodies, rebuilding lives’. 
 
You can contact Kay on:                
Mobile: 0419 664 610