A warm welcome to Alexandra Ball, who joined the Karinya Team on 1 February 2021.  As a Registered Midwife, Alexandra is our Senior Health Professional Team Leader and comes to us from her work at Canberra’s QEII Family Centre.

Of her work to date here at Karinya House, Alexandra’s reflections on her golden moments so far are:

“Time spent building rapport with residents and outreach women and bearing witness to them mothering beautifully under sometimes very challenging circumstances.” And,

“The joy of getting to know and laughing with my colleagues – strong, fun and knowledgeable women.”

Alexandra does bring a sense of joy and understanding and we are also thankful to her for sharing her expertise and learning with us through her role as part of the Karinya team.

Alexandra has undertaken postgraduate qualifications in both counselling and Child and Family Health to pursue her special areas of interest.  These are Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, early brain development, bonding and attachment and the importance of early intervention to ensure optimal maternal and child outcomes.  Alexandra says her focus is on building rapport with women and working with them to make choices and change, build confidence and find the joy in their pregnancy and early parenting.

Alexandra us a member of the ACT branches of the Australian College of Midwives and the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health. She was also recently elected as the ACT branch National Representative for the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health.

Welcome Alexandra.  We hope your journey with Karinya is one travelled over many years ahead.