The Wellbeing of Women grant awards are in association with the Royal College of Midwives and The Burdett Trust.
Midwives Dr Tracey Mills, Lucy November and Lisa Follows were each awarded grants which will fund research into women’s reproductive health.
Both Dr Tracey Mills, from Manchester University, and Lucy November, from King’s College London were awarded the International Fellowship Award.
Lisa Follows, from Birmingham University, was awarded the Entry Level Scholarship.
Dr Tracey Mills will be using the research grant to record the views and experiences of parents and health workers, in Kenyan maternity hospitals, following stillbirth.
The aim of the research will be to improve care for families who suffer a stillbirth and to improve the education of professionals in Kenya.
Lucy November’s research will explore the contributing factors to high adolescent mortality rates in Eastern Freetown, with the aim to develop strategies for young women to reduce risk.
Lisa Follows will be using her research grant to review the impact on community midwives of early discharge following childbirth.
Her project will include input from community midwives on what they feel needs improving and how to make better use of available resources.
More information about the Wellbeing of Women grant can be found on the Royal College of Midwives website.
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