The consortium is delighted to announce keynote speakers
Our inaugural Trans-Tasman Midwifery Education conference seeks to create an opportunity to generate and share midwifery educational approaches that transform practice. At the same time, the conference seeks to provide an opportunity to debate and address the challenges facing the sector’s ability to provide best practice midwifery education. We invite you to be a part of this exciting and unique event.
PROFESSOR MARY RENFREW BSC RN RM PHD FRSE
Reshaping the future of midwifery education to enable midwives to meet the needs of women and their babies now and into the future
Mary Renfrew has been Professor of Mother and Infant Health at the University of Dundee, Scotland, since 2012. A health researcher, educator, and midwife, Mary has conducted research in maternity care and in infant feeding and nutrition for over 30 years, and her work has informed and helped to shape public health policy and practice nationally and internationally. Mary’s work has a core focus on improving health and the quality of care for women, babies and families, reducing the impact of inequalities, and evidence-informed policy and practice.
Mary is known internationally for her contribution to Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group (1990-1996), the WHO Strategic Group on Maternal and Newborn Health (2003) and more recently as the lead author on the first paper of the Lancet Series on Midwifery which presents the framework for optimal maternal and newborn care. Mary is currently the lead midwifery advisor to the United Kingdom’s Nursing and Midwifery Council’s review of the pre-registration midwifery education standards. In this role Mary is consulting widely to identify how education standards should be developed to build a strong, resilient workforce able to provide proficient evidence based care that meets the needs of women and babies.