The recognition is awarded to midwives who have shown exceptional contribution in promoting the art and science of midwifery, and the benefits midwives have on the health of women and their families.
RCM Fellowship winners
Laura has been a practising midwife since 2000 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at The University of Hertfordshire. She recently has undertaken a professional doctorate in studying the experiences of pregnant women ‘The Incarcerated Pregnancy: An Ethnographic Study of Perinatal Women in English Prisons.
Annette became a qualified midwife in 1983. She has worked on various single, multicentre, national and international clinical trials, with their results influencing midwifery and obstetric practice in improving outcomes for women and babies.
She is currently managing a team of midwives and other to recruit for over 50 clinical trials.
She is an editorial board member for MIDIRS, the Practising Midwife, and the International Journal of Childbirth, and is a reviewer for Midwifery and Evidence-Based Midwifery.
Professor Jayne Marshall
Jayne undertook midwifery training at King’s College Hospital, London. Her first role in midwifery education was at the University of Nottingham, taking on various teaching and leadership roles, before becoming the Head of the School of Midwifery at Kingston University. She is now the Foundation Professor of Midwifery at the University of Leicester and the University’s Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Lead Midwife for Education. She is also a member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).
Denise founded her own education company, Expectancy, in 2004 providing a wide range of RCM-accredited courses for midwives and mentoring for midwives looking to work in private practice.
She has had research studies published, such as: Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice (2016), Complementary Therapies in Pregnancy and Childbirth (2018), and The Business of Maternity Care (2018). She is also Associate Editor for the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Journal.
Susan has over 30 years’ of experience working in practice, education, regulation and research. She has also spent eight years at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) working on various projects including developing standards for education, practice and statutory supervision.
She is now a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate professor.
Marion has been a qualified midwife since 1983 and now works as a Community Manager for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. She has experience in international midwifery, travelling to various countries such as the Caribbean, Australia, Scotland and the Netherlands.
Over the last 5 years she has achieved an MSc in Women’s Health and published findings on midwives’ experiences of homebirth transfers.
Becoming an RCM Fellowship
Becoming an RCM Fellow will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to national and international development of midwifery, become an ambassador for midwives and the RCM, as well as influencing national policy and contribute to strategic groups.
Midwives are welcome to apply for fellowship here.
MIDIRS would like to congratulate this year’s RCM Fellows.
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