Director of Midwifery
Fernandez Foundation, India
Ms. Indie is the Director of Midwifery at Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad. She has spent the last year in India training professional midwives. She is passionate about reducing maternal mortality via the midwifery training and respectful humanised care for Indian mothers.
Her previous role was Consultant Midwife for Public Health with Bart’s Health NHS Trust in the Royal London Hospital. She is highly qualified with a strong academic and professional background in clinical leadership and strategic change management. She is also a member of the East London Saving Lives (ELLY) team and as a team leader she has provided Multidisciplinary Obstetric and Midwifery Simulation (MOMS) training in India. Her work in India was published in the September 16 MIDDIRS. The team has organized several multi-disciplinary training workshops in South India and now Fernandez Hospital has home-grown trainers in obstetric emergencies.
Ms. Indie is passionate about reducing health inequalities of vulnerable women. She has successfully launched, in partnership with My Body Back Project, the world’s first maternity clinic in the Royal London Hospital to support women who have experienced sexual violence. She has previously successfully developed a seamless pathway of care for women with complex social needs in a deprived East London area reducing inequality of health care and ensuring access especially to refugee and migrant groups. This initiative won a BMJ award.
Ms. Indie has presented her work both nationally and internationally in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Midwifery (RCM) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). She is a co-author of “Timing of the initiation of antenatal care: An exploratory qualitative study of women and service providers in East London”. She has contributed to ‘’A systematic review of the evidence on effective and equitable service user involvement in the planning, monitoring and improving of maternity services’’, and to “Maternal and perinatal mortality and complications associated with caesarean section in low and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 million pregnancies”.