Leadership presentations on:

DAY ONE – Tuesday 12th November 2019

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE

Insights from transforming UK Maternity Services

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE

Head of Maternity Children & Young People – Nursing Directorate; National Maternity Safety Champion, NHS England
Dr Neel Shah

Designing systems that improve safety and dignity in childbirth for every person, everywhere

Dr Neel Shah

MD, MPP, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Harvard Medical School; Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Harvard’s Ariadne Labs
Nicoletta Setola

Architecture and place: home is where its safe – designing environments for childbirth

Dr Nicoletta Setola

Assistant Professor in Architectural Technology, Department of Architecture – TESIS Centre, University of Florence, Italy
David Hutchon

Education, training and team work – improvement in neonatal resuscitation

David Hutchon BSc (Med Sci)

MB, ChB, FRCOG, Retired Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Milli Hill

Ensuring choice for a positive birth

Milli Hill

Founder, The Positive Birth Movement

DAY TWO – Wednesday 13th November 2019

Franka Cadée

Twinning between midwives as a form of reciprocal strengthening

Franka Cadee

President, International Confederation of Midwives, The Netherlands
Alison Baum OBE

Using Apps for mentoring and confidence building

Alison Baum OBE

Chief Executive, Best Beginnings
Catherine Williams

Service user voice, co-production and Maternity Voices Partnerships in England

Catherine Williams

National Maternity Voices, NHS England Lay Member (Maternity, South East)
International Maternity Expo 2019

From medicalisation to humanisation of birth

Professor Lesley Page CBE

Visiting Professor in Midwifery, King’s College London; Adjunct Professor UTS Australia, Griffith University Australia; Honorary Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University
Louise Page

Tokophobia – impacts on service and women’s choices

Louise Page

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, West Middlesex Hospital London
Soo Downe OBE

Using qualitative research to bring women’s voices into global guidelines

Professor Soo Downe

Professor in Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancaster

Decolonising midwifery education: philosophy, knowledge and skills for the next generation of midwives

Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho PhD MSc RM

NIHR, Research Fellow and Midwifery Lecturer, Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, School of Health Sciences, City University London
Sue Macdonald

Transforming midwifery training and continuing professional development

Sue Macdonald

Consultant Midwife; Curator, Maternity Festivals UK