Monica Hughes is a midwife and a child and family health nurse. She is currently the Coordinator of Education and Research at Karitane in NSW. Her responsibilities include the coordination of all research activities and professional and parent education as well as in-house education. She practised as midwife for many years working in both the public and private sector.
Monica also worked as a child and family health nurse in the Early Childhood and Parenting Service for the South Western Sydney Area Health Service, providing primary and secondary level support to families with young children.
Monica is currently undertaking further studies in adult education and training.