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Dr Ruth De Souza is a 2020 RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, based in the School of Art. A highly experienced multidisciplinary educator, researcher and consultant, specialising in birth, cultural safety and the interface of digital technologies within CALD communities.

Ruth has a background in nursing where she has extensive experience as a clinician, researcher and academic in New Zealand and Australia. Ruth hosts a podcast called Birthing and Justice, focussed on how health systems can support culturally responsive approaches to care.

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