Neurodevelopmental Care SIG

The focus of the Neurodevelopmental Care (NDC) SIG is to support the provision of infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC) across neonatal settings in Australia. The goal is to promote consistency in the provision of neuroprotective developmental care strategies, and support best neurodevelopmental outcomes for vulnerable premature and sick infants. The SIG aims to raise awareness in the neonatal setting of neuroprotective developmental care as a conscious individualised practice that is considered the best standard of care.

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Current Committee 

  • Chair: Erin Church (Vic)
  • Secretary: Nicola Timmers (QLD)
  • Treasurer liaison: Samantha Westcott (TAS)
  • Ordinary Members: Sara Jones (SA), Sophia Dong (SA), Jacquie Glazbrook (SA), Megan Bater (SA), Laura Hahn (VIC), Nancy Jane Kelly (VIC), Cathy Krause (QLD), Simone Scully (QLD), Amberlee Peti (VIC), Christine Bonnily (SA), Amanda Bates (Qld), Ritsue Phillips (SA), Tess Brown (VIC), Kirsty Minter (NSW), Sandra Meskell (NSW).

We are keen to welcome new committee members and observers to our committee. Contact us at for more information about this or any SIG matters.   

Neurodevelopmental care scholarship

ACNN supports a scholarship for professional development around neurodevelopmental care. The scholarship can be used to undertake a course/attend a conference/study in which the focus is neurodevelopmental care. For full details regarding the scholarship please view here

Updated 15 October 2023