Dr. Stacy Blythe a Registered Nurse, Professor in Nursing, and Head of Discipline (Nursing) at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia). Stacy’s research focuses on the health and well-being of children in out-of-home care and their families (both birth and foster families), and she has a particular interest in infants and children who were prenatally exposed to harmful substances (eg. illicit drugs).

In addition to her nursing, teaching and research qualifications, Stacy has post graduate certification in Developmental Trauma and has been an authorised foster carer for 19+ years. Drawing on her skills as a nurse, knowledge as a researcher and experience as a carer, Stacy provides training to health care workers, social service providers, educators and foster/kinship carers in relation to working with children who have experienced prenatal substance exposure and/or developmental trauma.