Claire Hotchin

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Lecturer - Midwifery

Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext. 7508


Physical Address:
Room MB 106
AUT South
Postal Address:

Room ME106
South Campus
Great South Road


RGON. Registered Nurse
RM. Registered Midwife
BSN. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
MA. Master of Arts (Hons)
IBCLC. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Memberships and Affiliations:

NZCOM. New Zealand College of Midwives
La Leche League
LCANZ. Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand.
ILCA. International Lactation Consultants Association.
Calmbirth Education

Teaching Areas:


Research Areas:

•    Primary Birthing Care
•    Sustainable LMC Practice

Current Research Projects:

•    Sustainable Lead Maternity Care (LMC) Midwifery Practice: What sustains Midwives who have been in LMC practice in New Zealand for more than eight years?  Co researchers: Judith McAra-Couper, Andrea Gilkison, Susan Crowther, Marion Hunter, Jackie Gunn, Claire Hotchin

•    What supports and prevents LMC midwives from offering low risk women primary birthing options? Debbie MacGregor and Claire Hotchin  


Gilkison, A., McAra-Couper, J., Gunn, J., Crowther, S., Hunter,M., Macgregor, D., Hotchin, C. (2015) Midwifery practice arrangements which sustain caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. NZCOM Journal 51, 11-16.

McAra-Couper, J., Gilkison, A., Crowther, S., Hunter, M., Hotchin, C., & Gunn,J. ( 2014). Partnership and reciprocity with women sustain Lead Maternity Carer midwives in practice. NZCOM Journal 49, 23 - 33.

Hotchin, C. (2012) Birth and the Neonate. Chapter 3. In Shaw, S, Haxell, A and Weblemoe, T. (Eds) Communication across the lifespan. South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press.