Dip App Sci (Naturopathy), Grad Dip (Medical Herbalism), Registered Nurse and Midwife, Nurse Practitioner Sexual Reproductive Health, Grad Dip (Health Counselling), Grad Dip (Family and Child Health), Masters in Public Health (MPH)
Jo Kidd’s passion for providing high quality health care commenced with her studying naturopathy while still completing her nursing studies. She then undertook her midwifery training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.
When Jo graduated in naturopathy from the Southern School of Natural Therapies, her experience in both complementary and traditional medicine enabled her to work with both models of care to deliver optimal health outcomes. Many years later Jo draws on knowledge and experience in conventional medicine, her experience as a health counselor and her Diploma in Family and Child health to inform her work as a naturopath. Additionally, Jo has undertaken a Masters of Public Health which focused on the social determinants of health and this also informs her current roles of Naturopath and Maternal Child Health Nurse.
Jo’s approach to health care delivery is to consider the whole person. Compassion and empathy are hallmarks of Jo’s personal, public and professional life and she aims to ensure that clients feel comfortable, empowered and heard. Jo enjoys the challenge and diversity of a general practice. Her 20 years experience working as a Naturopath comprises significant skill in the area of women’s health which includes menstrual complaints, menopause, infertility and adolescent health issues. Additionally, she enjoys working with a wide range of clients including the very young, older adults, families, individual men and women.
Jo’s personal belief in sustainability, equity and social justice is distinctively reflected in her professional ethos. Jo is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia.