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Dr. Rakime Elmir

Dr. Rakime Elmir

Dr Rakime Elmir is a Senior Lecturer, Director of Academic Career Development and Academic Program Advisor for the Bachelor of Midwifery course in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Rakime is a registered midwife with 20 years’ experience as a clinician, academic and researcher. Rakime has successfully led a number of research projects as Chief Investigator on birth trauma and the psychosocial impact on mothers, fathers and midwives using qualitative and mixed methods research designs. She has a particular interest in father inclusive and responsive maternity care and culturally sensitive practices. Rakime was the creator of the first national university branded Hijab to form part of clinical uniform for Muslim students. Her work has been broadcasted in printed media, radio and journals at international, national and local levels. Rakime research work has been recognised by the university’s Vice Chancellor and in 2021 Rakime was the recipient of the Australian Muslim Health Professional of the year.

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