Prof. Vanora Hundley in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH) has been appointed to the Chief Midwifery Officer’s (CMidO) National Research Strategy Board. The key aim of this National Research Strategy Board is to ensure the Chief Midwifery Officer for England and the maternity transformation programme team have access to advice and expertise to support and develop its strategic plan for research. Prof. Hundley will help identify research gaps and priorities relating to maternity and newborn care. The first meeting was held in mid-September and chaired by Prof. Jane Sandall, Head of Midwifery and Maternity Research.
The second prestigious appointment for Prof. Hundley is to Tommy’s Scientific Advisory Group. Tommy’s is a pregnancy charity “working to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth”. The charity funds pioneering research to understand how to prevent complications and loss, as well as enabling specialist care for people at their clinics, research centres and across the NHS. In addition, the charity provides expert, midwife-led advice for parents before, during and after pregnancy, working together towards safer, healthier pregnancies. As a member of the Scientific Advisory Group, Prof. Hundley will review the strategy, plans and outputs from Tommy’s Research Centres.
Profs. Sue Way & Edwin van Teijlingen