Judy Hitchcock

Council of International Neonatal Nurses

Judy Hitchcock is a Registered nurse and board member of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses. She is based in New Zealand. Her neonatal experience has been gained from working in tertiary, provincial and remote rural settings in NZ and Australia. These experiences have been shared regularly through reflective journaling in the UK Journal of Neonatal Nursing and in NNCA newsletters (Neonatal Nursing College Aotearoa); she has been a member of the UKJNN editorial committee for the past seven years. She attends and presents at international and national conferences on topics that promote family engagement and has a particular interest in using informatics to teach parents and students effectively. She is keen to see greater use of social media to engage with neonatal nurses around the world and currently promotes topical neonatal news feeds on behalf of COINN on Facebook and Twitter. She can see the potential to promote endorsed apps that enhance neonatal nursing education, provide support for neonatal families and could assist in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals. She also serves as a Country Representative for Australia.

Working group membership(s):
Newborn Care